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Ancient Laughter, Modern Bewilderment January 28, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Ancient Laughter, Modern Bewilderment

Humour, it is sometimes said, is the most socially dependent aspect of literature. The gags that set William Shakespeare’s audience laughing now, very often, leave us shivering cold. Sometimes the generational shift is there under our eyes: the jokes in 1930s movies, Will Hay for example, appear fabulous to Beach but leave his students giving […]