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Encyclopedia > Romantic comedy

A romantic comedy may be a film or novel, presenting a story about romance in a comedic style. They are generally, ironically enough, neither romantic nor comedic. Romantic comedy films are a sub-genre of comedy films as well as of romance films. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Look up romance, romantic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ...


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Romantic comedy films are a sub-genre of comedy films as well as of romance films. ...

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§12. His Comedies of Manners and Romantic Comedies. VIII. Ford and Shirley. Vol. 6. The Drama to 1642, Part Two. ... (2585 words)
The comedy of Shirley falls into two main classes, the comedy of manners and romantic comedy, the latter sometimes described in the early editions as tragicomedy.
Romantic interest is entirely subordinated to the exposing of a variety of typical humbugs and fraudulent adventurers.
The low comedy is supplied by a young coward Bertholdi, who seeks to ingratiate himself with the gallants by offering to each in turn the hand of his widowed mother, a lady of wit and independence.
Romantic Comedies and Pastorals (422 words)
Romantic comedy is well illustrated in the woodland scenes of Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, in As You Like It and Twelfth Night by Shakespeare.
Greene also wrote The Pleasant Comedie of Fair Em, the Miller's Daughter of Manchester; with the love of William the Conqueror, produced in 1589 and 1591.
The influence of the species is apparent, however, not only in the minor comedies, but especially in the pleasant garden and rural scenes which enliven the comedies of the greatest of the Elizabethans.
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