Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs
Is there a drug that is used both legally and illegally?
umm, I'm going to throw in Marijuana. Theres always punks walking over to the house across the street to buy their illiegal marijuana and other drugs. Theres also a person a few houses away that uses it forhis condition, (can't remember what he has) that's prescribed by his doctor. A guess to what you're askin... ...
Asked in X-Ray, The Odyssey
In what way does the epic excerpt about the Cyclops and Odysseus express a form of X-Ray vision?
There is irony in the fact that you refer to a "clear or sharp view" with regard to this story, as the Cyclopes is blinded by Odysseus in Homer'sThe Odyssey, Book Nine. Looking at this story as an x-ray provides a metaphor for our perceptions of the hero in the story, as well as the other characters involved. Odysseus is a peerless warrior, who fought in the Trojan War for ten years. On his way home, this honorable man who is a...
Asked in Professional Comedy
Where did slapstick comedy originate from?
Slapstick comedy originated with the Commedia del'Arte in Italy. The name "slapstick" came from a crude sound effect maker. Two pieces of wood were slapped together when a character would hit another -- hence, "slapstick." ...
When did slapstick comedy begin?
Slapstick comedy first began in the middle ages, maybe even before. Slapstick in theatre started in the Ancient Greek theatres then progressed onto the middle ages and even into Shakespeare's midsummer's night dream. ...
When did slapstick begin and where?
slapstick started in the middle ages maybe even before that, Shakespeare even incorporated slapstick in a midsummer nights dream slapstick in the theatre started from the middle ages, or even ancient Greece slapstick in the films started with the birth of cinema when there was no sound at all, Chaplin for example. ...
Asked in Drama and Acting
What is a slapstick movie?
Slapstick is a type of comedy involving exaggerated violence and activities which may exceed the boundaries of common sense. Slapstick films are a type of comedy film that employ slapstick comedy with five main conventions: Pain without real consequence. Editing to turn a situation more unrealistic. Impossible situations. Zooms to confuse the audience. Off screen use of sounds for impossible stunts and tension for audience. ...
Why is slapstick comedy called slapstick comedy?
The name "slap stick" originates from the name of a wooden clublike object--called a battacchio--used in Comedy of the Art of Improvisation. The slap stick has two slats that when struck, produces a loud smacking noise, but the person hit is barely hurt. ...
Asked in Professional Comedy
Why was slapstick comedy invented?
Slapstick originated in the theatre; a slapstick is made from two sticks , attached at one end so that when you hit someone with the other end there is a "loud" slapping noise as the loose ends clap together, without hurting the person - at least, not much! Strange as it may seem, the pain of others is the basis of much comedy, so using a slapstick allowed performers to give the impression of pain without actually injuring anyone. ...
Asked in Jackie Chan
What form of comedy is used in the Rush Hour movies?
Mostly its a mixture of slapstick and physical comedy but there are also some language related comedy moments, with puns and plays on words and humour arising from misunderstanding. ...