Tag Archives: feuding couples comedy

Feuding Rom-Coms Can Save a Marriage

Feuding couples comedies are still going strong since Shakespeare in films like “When Harry Met Sally” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

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Who’s Afraid of a Feuding Couple?

Is Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” a feuding couples comedy? Perhaps yes if you add the adjective “dark.”

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Verbal Combat Trumps Soft Romance

Shaw contributed some great plays to the feuding couples comedy genre, including Man and Superman and Pygmalion.

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Verbal Barbs in Comedies of Remarriage

Screwball comedies in the 1930s and 1940s conveyed sexual attraction through verbal battles.

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Feuding Beats Shrew-Taming

“Taming of the Shrew” may have set the stage for the far more egalitarian “Much Ado about Nothing,” which launched the feuding couples comedy.

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Feuding Couples Comedy

I have just begun teaching a “Feuding Couples Comedy” course. “Much Ado about Nothing” remains the quintessential example of the genre.

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