Comic Agony

Cloth Text – $59.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1071-7

Cloth Text – $59.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1071-7

Cloth Text – $59.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1071-7

Cloth Text – $59.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1071-7

Paper Text – $19.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1410-4
Publication Date
May 1996
Page Count
223 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
0-8101-1410-0

Comic Agony

Mixed Impressions in the Modern Theatre
Albert Bermel

With clarity, liveliness, and wit, Albert Bermel explores the juxtaposition of the tragic and the comic in modern drama, revealing the ways in which these contrasting elements complement and reinforce each other to both depict and evoke conflicting emotions. Examining humor in serious plays, humorous plays on serious themes, and farce, Bermel makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of modern dramatic achievement.
About the Author

Albert Bermel is a playwright, critic, and translator. He is Chairman of the Department of Speech and Theatre and Professor of Theatre at Lehman College. He is also Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Reviews

"Albert Bermel is one of our country's best critics, and this [book] is filled with fine dramatic criticism." 

—Robert Corrigan, University of Texas at Dallas