Beyond Sitcom: New Directions in American Television Comedy

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  • 211 Pages
  • Paperback
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  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.



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This book explores the mechanisms that have driven the evolution of televisual comedy from the classic sitcom, a genre deeply rooted in its theatrical origins, toward a more mature stage of television's history. It analyzes four comic series--"Scrubs", "The Office", "The Comeback", and "Ugly Betty"--revealing how each separates itself from the traditional sitcom archetype and shows increased awareness of the comic genre. Throughout the author focuses on two cardinal themes: the relationship between comedy and euphoria; and the relationship between comic texts and reality.
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  • Sales Rank: 80,268
  • ISBN: 0786458437
  • EAN: 9780786458431
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