Award Date

1-1-1994

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

Number of Pages

99

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Comedy; Narrative; Poetics; Sketch

Controlled Subject

Theater; Literature; Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

2324.48 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/8oh8-bt66


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