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Madness, Masks, and Laughter - R. D. V. Glasgow

(Item: BOOK5936)

MADNESS, MASKS, AND LAUGHTER

An Essay on Comedy

R. D. V. Glasgow

First Edition

Hardbound - Black Cloth/Gilt Lettering

Book Condition: Good/Lightly Bumped/Rubbed

Previous Owner Inscription on End Paper

Dust Jacket Condition: Good/Bumped/Corners/Wear

Small Tears on Rear Edge/Spine & Corner

Octavo

387 Pages

Summary: This work explores narrative and dramatic comedy as a laughter-inducing phenomenon. The theatrical metaphors of mask, appearance, and illusion function as structural linchpins, and previous theories of comedy as well as more general philosophical ideas, are discussed insofar as they shed light on this approach.

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