Fine Arts


Farce is a kind of comedy, which employs illogical as well as greatlyimpossible events within the plot. Situations become comic due totheir absurd and frequent nonsensical nature. The setting is a majoraspect in farce, because the protagonist is in many instances at oddswith the surrounding. Frequently the main character in a farce is notsupposed to belong in the similar place where the action happens.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is an illustration of farce.This is apparent from the starting episode where the introductorydiscussion begins by showing a farmer that likens his sheep to birds,which live in trees (McCall, 1991).The episode follows dialogue amid two Frenchmen that contemplate thecommercial possibility of flying sheep. As audiences begin tocomprehend how the show is flowing, it cuts to a different scene of aman announcing news. It is apparent that the series lacks closure andcomprises of disjointed scenes (McCall,1991). Scattered all through are Gilliam’s animations,frequently stop-action patchworks where skulls open up to show womendancing or several disengaged body parts. Disorientation is afundamental aspect of the show, which is a major element of farce.

Another factor that makes the show farce is that the introductorytitle sequences do not appear at the start of the program. Instead,they are visible midway or in later scenes. One of the installmentslacks any opening title (Larson, 2008). A different feature apparentin the opening sequences it the character commonly known for utteringthe phrase “It’s”. The character is seen running, in the endgetting to the camera and breathlessly croaking, “It’s…..” asthe scene changes radically (Larsen, 2008). Such absurd features inthe show make it a farce.


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