A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also known as the Father of Comedy.

Aristophanes

A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also…

A comedic writer from Pennsylvania.

Robert J. Burdette

A comedic writer from Pennsylvania.

"Masks used in Comedy" — Morey, 1903

Comedy Masks

"Masks used in Comedy" — Morey, 1903

A Court Jester during Feudalism of the Middle Ages.

Court Jester

A Court Jester during Feudalism of the Middle Ages.

Friar Roger Bacon and the servant Miles with the brazen head from the play, The Honourable History of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay by Robert Greene.

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

Friar Roger Bacon and the servant Miles with the brazen head from the play, The Honourable History of…

"While Greek tragedt grew farther and farther away from the humor and burlesque so characteristic of the old satyr dances and songs, comedy arose to incorporate within itself much of this early spirit. The comedies supplied entertainments, pure and simple, yet at the same time did much to mold public opinion." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Comedy masks

"While Greek tragedt grew farther and farther away from the humor and burlesque so characteristic of…

"Menander was an Athenian, and was born in B.C. 342. He was drowned at the age of 52, whilst swimming in the harbour of Piraeus. He wrote upwards of 100 comedies, of which only fragments remain; and the unanimous praise of posterity awakens our regret for the loss of one fo the most elegant writers of antiquity." — Smith, 1882

Menander

"Menander was an Athenian, and was born in B.C. 342. He was drowned at the age of 52, whilst swimming…

Statue of the Greek dramatist. He is representative of Athenian New Comedy.

Menander

Statue of the Greek dramatist. He is representative of Athenian New Comedy.

Also known as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

Molière

Also known as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of…

A divider illustrated with theater masks and vines.

Theater Mask Divider

A divider illustrated with theater masks and vines.