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There are so many features in the comedy genre. Some of these are love, complexity, divergent and critical thinking and pragmatic.
Some sub-genres include Anarchic Comedy,Horror Comedy,Black Comedy and action comedy.
Here are a few plays. The Merchant of Venice. The Merchant of Venice is a comedy about money and greed. This play is set in Venice, Italy. The protagonist in this story is a man named Antonio who is a merchant. Antonia borrows money from the Jewish moneylender Shylock, which he then gives to his friend Bassanio who needs it. Antonio promises Shylock a pound of flesh if he cannot pay the money back. Three months later, Shylock wants the money back but Antonio pay. During this time, Bassanio has married a beautiful girl named Portia, who has a plan to save Antonia. Her plan is to dress up as a lawyer and help Antonia when they meet in court.
Taming of the Shrew A young Italian gentleman named Petruchio, loves Katherine, a beautiful but very bad-tempered young woman. He marries her and makes fun of her in order to cure her bad tempers. After many funny jokes and quarrels, Petruchio succeeds and Katherine becomes a good wife whom she loves very much.
A winter's tale A king called Leontes tries to convince his friend to stay at his kingdom for a while longer. He then gets jealous and tries to poison his friend. Leontes wife gave birth to a girl child and gets abandoned and was raised by a shepherd. After 16 years she meets a prince called Florizel and then soon became engaged.
These are a few of the characters in Shakespeare's plays Antonio- Antonio is a merchant from Venice, Italy. Antonio is a very caring friend and is always willing to help friends who are in need. Antonio is the protagonist of the story. A quote from Antonio in the play: “Well, tell me now what lady is the same, To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you today promised to tell me of?” Leontes- Leontes is a king from Sicila, he has a short temper and is also aggressive. He is normally angry. Romeo - Is a member from a family that is in conflict with another family who his lover is in.
The main pupose of the comedy genre was to make people laugh through quirky dialogue, funny body language and an interesting scene.
Here are some more definitions in the comedy genre: Characters: The people who are in the story and the people that the story relates to. Eg. Hamlet Dialogue: The script and the talking parts of the story. It is a conversation between two people. Eg. When the ghost talks to the men Plot: The main events of a story presented through chronicle order and events of the story. Eg. When the King dies Conflict: The serious disagreement or the negative things that happen in the story. Eg. When the King’s brother steals his place. Setting: The background of the story and the scene of where the play is. Eg. The castle in Hamlet.
Stage Directions: Directions given by the director to the characters while playing. Eg. When the director instructs where the actors go and how they act.
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