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Tragedy And Comedy
Walter Kerr
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Tragedy And Comedy

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 355 pages
Published August 1st 1985 by Da Capo Press (first published May 8th 1967)
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Please...If I ever say I'm going to read another book which examines comedy, please slap it from my hands. I've tried at least 3, and this is the worst. Reading a book on comedy written by a drama critic is like learning to play piano from a drummer. Trying to dissect why something is humorous is like trying to explain why the Mona Lisa is a masterpiece by describing her smile, the colors of the paints and the directions of the brush strokes. I'm out of similes.

Make them stop.
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Walter Francis Kerr was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. He also was a writer, lyricist, and director of several Broadway musicals.

He became a theater critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1951, then began writing theater reviews for the New York Times in 1966. He wrote for the New York Times for seventeen years. Kerr won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1978.

In 1990, the old R
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