Dramatic Comedy: History and Types


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Which of the following is essential for a dramatic comedy?

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1. How is black comedy different from other forms of satirical comedy?

2. Which of the following is likely the most popular form of dramatic comedy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Romantic, satirical and black comedies are all forms of dramatic comedy. Some topics related to this type of comedy that you'll be assessed on include requirements of dramatic comedy and the differences between forms of dramatic comedy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Requirements of a dramatic comedy
  • The differences between black comedy and satirical comedy
  • The most popular form of dramatic comedy
  • The definition of high comedy
  • Lysistrata as an example of satirical comedy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related forms and history of dramatic comedy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding dramatic comedy and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as black comedy and satirical comedy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the elements of this comedy form

Additional Learning

To learn more about dramatic comedy, review the accompanying lesson on Forms & History of Dramatic Comedy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the origins of dramatic comedy
  • Define dramatic comedy
  • Identify and give an example of high comedy
  • Understand the characteristics of dramatic comedy
  • Identify and give an example of romantic comedy
  • Define and give an example of satirical comedy