Master of Arts (MA)
Number of Pages
The Poetics of Sketch Comedy labels, defines and analyzes the conventions of sketch comedy. The comic sketch is examined for its structural conventions, and is broken into categories for analysis. The superstructure of variety entertainment, and conventions used to simulate cohesiveness in variety shows are also examined. Included is a review of pertinent literature, a brief historical background and a summary of conclusions with suggestions for future research.
Comedy; Narrative; Poetics; Sketch
Theater; Literature; Mass media
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Upchurch, Michael Douglas, "The poetics of sketch comedy" (1994). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 368.