farce comedy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n farce comedy a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
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Usage

In literature:

Moliere placed upon the stage nearly all human passions which lend themselves to comedy or farce.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
They would have had few comedies on their stage; no farces.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
If they were allowed their own way, every comedy would have a tragic ending, and every tragedy would culminate in a farce.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Madame D'Arblay was most successful in comedy, and indeed in comedy which bordered on farce.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Patsy's expression would have scored a hit in farce comedy.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
We come now to comedy and to farce.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
It might have been sublimest farce-comedy, had they not lacked the perspective necessary for its appreciation.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
My peril was superlative, and yet as I look back on the occasion, I can see that it overdid comedy and became pure farce.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
The Muses of Tragedy and a statelier comedy were entirely abandoned for licentious farces.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Was last night a comedy, or is to-day a clever farce played by her and the priest?
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
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In news:

The fast paced comedy / farce will have you laughing as scantily dressed nuns, would-be Burglars , sexy lovers and a clumsy photographer dash from room to room.
From I'm Alright, Jack to The IT Crowd, office farces have been a mainstay of European comedy.
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are old friends with wildly different lifestyles who find themselves inhabiting each other's bodies, and comedy ensues in this fairly crude farce 'The Change-Up .'.
A dark comedy ("Bernie"), a broad farce ("The Dictator.
A dark comedy ("Bernie"), a broad farce ("The Dictator .
Preston Sturges extended his range beyond the crazy farces that had made his reputation with this romantic 1941 comedy, and his hand proved just as sure.
Comedy farce 'Fox on yhe Fairway' tees off at North Coast Rep. Beti Webb Trauth/Tri-City Weekly.
Farces , like all comedies, challenge his young actors both physically and mentally on the stage, McDonnell said.
And, the company is hoping that such success will strike once again as they present another of the playwright's trademark, madcap comedies that pay artistic homage to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s.
The farce musical comedy runs Nov 29 to Dec 9 in the G & L Theatre on the campus of Community School of Naples.
Set in 1934 at the opening night of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, the Tony Award-nominated play is a farce full of witty quips and physical comedy.
A cast of seasoned Baker County performers will present the upcoming comedy farce "Lend Me a Tenor ," which opens September 23.
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