Burlesque

Burlesque is a literary and dramatic form that uses humour, exaggeration, and absurdity to ridicule or satirize a subject, genre, or social norm. It has a rich tradition in literature, theatre, and, later, performance art. Burlesque thrives on humour, which results from the incongruity between the subject matter and its outlandish presentation.The origins of burlesque can be traced to classical antiquity, particularly the works of Aristophanes in Greece and Roman satire, which often used humou...

Farce

Farce is a genre of comedy characterised by highly exaggerated characters, improbable situations, slapstick humour, and a fast-paced, often chaotic plot. The plot of a farce may usually contain many t...

Poetry: Subjective and Objective

Poetry can be broadly categorised into two types: subjective and objective. They are two distinct approaches to poetic expression that differ in their focus, perspective, and emotional engagement.Su...

Kitchen Sink Drama

Kitchen sink drama, a term originating in post-war Britain, refers to a genre of theatre, film, and literature that focuses on the domestic lives of working-class people, often highlighting social and...

The Trial

Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is one of the most crucial scenes in the play. Known as the trial scene, it serves as the dramatic climax, during which issues of justice...

Burlesque

Farce

The Trial