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Farce

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Farce

Noises Off

Melanie Wahla
Definition:

A genre of comedy that is full of high-energy and very physical stage directions. Typically, the plot of a farce is a series of highly improbably events or coincidences. The characters are often larger than life. Often, the humor is derived from mistaken identities or misunderstandings.

Examples:

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Noises Off by Michael Frayn

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton

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