The daughters, who appeared to be very fond of him, were amused by this droll fact, particularly the Comedy daughter.
I dare say at some time or other Sentiment and Comedy will bring THEIR husbands home and have THEIR nests upstairs too.
His pictorial tastes were consulted, I observed, in their respective styles of wearing their hair, the Beauty daughter being in the classic manner, the Sentiment daughter luxuriant and flowing, and the Comedy daughter in the arch style, with a good deal of sprightly forehead, and vivacious little curls dotted about the corners of her eyes.
He was, in fact, an exalted personage, the sight of whom was well worth any other comedy
He felt the enthusiasm of the house at once, and in a few moments he was caught up by the current of MacConnell's irresistible comedy
A play named Ralph Roister Doister is generally looked upon as the first real English comedy.
Our first real tragedy was not written until ten years after our first comedy.
After Nicholas Udall and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, the writers of our first comedy and first tragedy, there came:--
Being a sensible man, he bowed to the public will and replaced the offending comedy
by "As you like it"; and for many weeks he realized fabulous profits.
But it must always be remembered that in such writing as Comedy
and Romance the strict rules of motivation must be relaxed, and indeed in all literature, even in Tragedy, the idealization, condensation, and heightening which are the proper methods of Art require them to be slightly modified.
The following personage appears in other stories of the Human Comedy
You mean, I suspect, to ask whether tragedy and comedy
shall be admitted into our State?
Our modern authors of comedy
have fallen almost universally into the error here hinted at; their heroes generally are notorious rogues, and their heroines abandoned jades, during the first four acts; but in the fifth, the former become very worthy gentlemen, and the latter women of virtue and discretion: nor is the writer often so kind as to give himself the least trouble to reconcile or account for this monstrous change and incongruity.
unpublished) comedy, "It's No Kid; or, The Heir of the Subway.
Skidder's door as he was red-inking a stage direction for Myrtle Delorme (Miss Leeson) in his (unaccepted) comedy, to "pirouette across stage from L to the side of the Count.