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Condell, Henry (bap. 1576?, d. 1627), actor and editor of Shakespeare's first folio

Mary Edmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Publishing. 1449 words.

Condell, Henry (bap. 1576?, d. 1627), actor and editor of Shakespeare's first folio, was probably born in East Anglia. The only Henry Condell so far discovered at a suitable date in that...

Humour

Noël Carroll.

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 144 pages.

Humour: A Very Short Introduction considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, explores the value of humour in its social functions, and examines the leading humour theories...

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Humour and value

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 13310 words.

‘Humour and value’ concerns the relation of humour to value, specifically in terms of its social functions. Humour, and the comic amusement that attends it, has a crucial role to play in...

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Humour, emotion, and cognition

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 6313 words.

‘Humour, emotion, and cognition’ examines the relation of humour to emotion and cognition and begins by considering whether comic amusement is an emotion. By considering comic amusement as...

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Krutch, Joseph Wood

Paul N. Pavich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Theatre; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1724 words.

Krutch, Joseph Wood (25 November 1893–22 May 1970), writer, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Edward Waldemore Krutch, a businessman, and Adelaine Wood. From 1911 to 1915 he...

MacCarthy, Sir (Charles Otto) Desmond (1877–1952), literary reviewer and drama critic

S. P. Rosenbaum.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1710 words.

MacCarthy, Sir (Charles Otto) Desmond (1877–1952), literary reviewer and drama critic, was born at Plymouth, Devon, on 20 May 1877, the only child of Charles Desmond MacCarthy...

McCarthy, Mary

Kathy D. Hadley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 2280 words.

McCarthy, Mary (21 June 1912–25 October 1989), writer and critic, was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Roy McCarthy, a lawyer, and Therese Preston. McCarthy was the oldest of...

The nature of humour

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 15685 words.

Humour is the object of comic amusement. ‘The nature of humour’ reviews the leading theories of that which engenders comic amusement – the superiority theory, the incongruity theory, the...

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Rylands, George Humphrey Wolferstan [Dadie] (1902–1999), literary scholar and theatre director

Paul Edmondson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre. 1169 words.

Rylands, George Humphrey Wolferstan [Dadie] (1902–1999), literary scholar and theatre director, was born on 23 October 1902 at the Down House, Tockington, Gloucestershire, the second of...

Speaight, Robert William (1904–1976), actor and literary scholar

Paul Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1766 words.

Speaight, Robert William (1904–1976), actor and literary scholar, was born on 14 January 1904 at the Corner Cottage, St Margaret's Bay, Kent, the eldest of three sons of Frederick William...

theatre of the Absurd

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

An anti-political form of theatre that emerged in Europe in the 1950s, largely as a rejection of Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre. Inspired by Alfred Jarry's *'pataphysics, Franz Kafka's bleak...

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A very short introduction

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 617 words.

‘A Very Short Introduction’ outlines the aims of the book and provides an overview of each of the following chapters.

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Walkley, Arthur Bingham (1855–1926), theatre and literary critic

H. H. Child.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1137 words.

Walkley, Arthur Bingham (1855–1926), theatre and literary critic, was born at Bedminster, Bristol, on 17 December 1855, the only child of Arthur Hickman Walkley, a bookseller, and his wife,...

Wickham, Glynne William Gladstone (1922–2004), drama scholar

Martin White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1286 words.

Wickham, Glynne William Gladstone (1922–2004), drama scholar, was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 May 1922, the son of William Gladstone Wickham (b. 1877), British trade commissioner...