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Comedy-drama

genre of theatre, film, and television

Comedy-drama, also called dramedy or crama, is a style of television and movies when there are similar amounts of both humor and seriousness.

HistoryEdit

TheatreEdit

Traditional theatre was separated from its earliest days into comedy and tragedy. Authors such as Anton Chekov and George Bernard Shaw famously blurred the line between comedy and drama.. . . .

Early televisionEdit

In live theatre the difference between comedy and tragedy became less and less significant, in mass media, comedy and drama were clearly separated. Comedies, especially, were meant to only have jokes and not any serious content.

By the early 1960s, television had started to present half-hour long "comedy" series, or one hour long "dramas." Half-hour series were mostly situation comedy or family comedy. One hour dramas could have detective series, westerns and science fiction.

Drama-comedy on television todayEdit

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