Types of Humor

Low Comedy, Burlesque, and Melodrama

Opening

Chances are that even if the terms low comedy, burlesque , and melodrama are unfamiliar, you know them well.

  • In your group, see if you can come up with definitions for the terms low comedy ,burlesque , andmelodrama . These terms describe the comedy in act 4, scene 2. As you do this, reflect on your earlier conversations about humor.