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Comedy vs. Drama

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Comedynoun

A choric song of celebration or revel, especially in Ancient Greece.

Dramanoun

A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

Comedynoun

(countable) A light, amusing play with a happy ending.

Dramanoun

Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

Comedynoun

A narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy).

Dramanoun

Theatrical plays in general

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Comedynoun

A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone.

Dramanoun

A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

Comedynoun

(drama) The genre of such works.

Dramanoun

(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Comedynoun

(uncountable) Entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance.

‘Why would you be watching comedy when there are kids starving right now?’;

Dramanoun

A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

‘A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.’;

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Comedynoun

The art of composing comedy.

Dramanoun

A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

‘Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past,A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offspring is the last.’; ‘The drama and contrivances of God's providence.’;

Comedynoun

(countable) A humorous event.

Dramanoun

Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Comedynoun

A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; - opposed to tragedy.

‘With all the vivacity of comedy.’; ‘Are come to play a pleasant comedy.’;

Dramanoun

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

‘he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway’;

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Comedynoun

light and humorous drama with a happy ending

Dramanoun

an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Comedynoun

a comic incident or series of incidents

Dramanoun

the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Comedynoun

professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches, intended to make an audience laugh

‘the show combines theatre with the best of stand-up comedy’; ‘a cabaret with music, dancing, and comedy’;

Dramanoun

the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Comedynoun

a film, play, or broadcast programme intended to make an audience laugh

‘a comedy film’;

Dramanoun

a play for theatre, radio, or television

‘a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem’;

Comedynoun

the style or genre represented by comedy films, plays, and broadcast programmes

‘the conventions of romantic comedy have grown more appealing with the passage of time’;

Dramanoun

plays as a genre or style of literature

‘Renaissance drama’;

Comedynoun

the humorous or amusing aspects of something

‘advertising people see the comedy in their work’;

Dramanoun

the activity of acting

‘drama school’; ‘teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils’;

Comedynoun

a play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity

‘Shakespeare's comedies’;

Dramanoun

an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

‘a hostage drama’; ‘an afternoon of high drama at Wembley’;

Comedynoun

the dramatic genre represented by comedies

‘satiric comedy’;

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c.

Comedy

Comedy (from the Greek: κωμῳδία, kōmōdía) is a genre of fiction comprised of discourses or works intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, film, stand-up comedy, television, radio, books, or any other entertainment medium. The term originated in Ancient Greece: in Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by political satire performed by comic poets in theaters.

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