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Enter Freud

A. D. Nuttall

in Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187660
eISBN:
9780191674747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187660.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

According to Aristotle, the pleasure of tragedy is the pleasure of vigorous excretion. Wish-fulfilment drama would seem to offer simultaneous gratification and catharsis (release of excess pressure). ... More


Doubled Up: Body Swapping, Multiple Performance and Twins in the Comedy Film

Caroline Ruddell

in The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692026
eISBN:
9780748697052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692026.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter acknowledges that comedy films that deal with doubling or a split personality are usually a vehicle for particular actors to display their talents onscreen, yet this is not the only ... More


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