THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAUGHTER WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF THEATER COMEDY
فلسفة الضحك وعلاقتها ببنية الكوميديا في المسرح

Author : Yahya Salim SULEIMAN ISSA
Number of pages : 42-59

Summary

This study investigated the philosophy of laughter and its relation to the structure of comedy in the theater. The research initially addressed the concept of laughter in the theories of philosophy and psychology. The theory of laughter and its relation to comedy had significant intention by philosophers and scholars. The concept of comedy influenced the lives of individuals and communities and linked to the act of laughter in order to criticize the unusual situations, and consequently the comedy played a corrective role on social errors, and through different approaches that were formed through the stages of its philosophical development, such as Comedy related to: moods, behavior, attitude, humor, improvisation, and others.

Keywords

laughter, comedy structure, Greek comedy, Aristotle, Bergson.

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