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Trevor Griffiths’s Comedians from Marxist Perspective

Journal: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies (Vol.02, No. 1)

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Page : 190-197

Keywords : Trevor Griffiths; Marxist perspectives; British playwright; interpretations of comedy; comedians.;

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Trevor Griffiths is one of the leading contemporary playwrights of Britain. One of his well known plays Comedians was staged in 1975 in London under the direction of Richard Eyre. Due to the artistic excellences, the play has been the focus of constant research studies for scholars and critics across the globe. As an attempt in this direction, of exploring the uncovered aspects of the play and shedding light upon the central themes of the play from a new perspective, the present paper discusses the play Comedians from the Marxist point of view. The term comedy interests everybody when it leads to fun but it really strikes in Griffiths who explores the meaning from Marxist viewpoint. While exploring and discussing this concept of comedy in the Comedians, with all its intricate aspects, attempt has also been done to elaborate upon the interpretation and comprehension of the term in Marxist School of thought. The detailed analysis and interpretation of the term ‘comedy’ in Marxism has been offered with the dialectic arguments from the characters, who interpret the term comedy from their own perspectives, to support the arguments of the paper.

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