sComedy: Triumph of Ridicule

The Triumph of Ridicule, by Basset, 1773. De Agostini Picture Library, G. Dagli Orti, The Bridgeman Art Library. 

sComedy: Monkeys as judges

Monkeys as Judges of Art, by Gabriel Cornelius von Max, 1889. Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesmmlungen, Munich, Germany.

sComedy: Teasing a sleeping girl

Teasing a Sleeping Girl, by Gaspare Traversi, c. 1760. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Harry G. Sperling.

sComedy: Thirty-five Expressive Heads

Thirty-five Expressive Heads, by Louis-Léopold Boilly, c. 1825. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France.

sComedy: Roman-mosaic

Mosaic with theatrical masks, Rome, second century. Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. 

July 28, 2014

Horror Show


A production of Titus Andronicus is causing London theatregoers to faint in the aisles


Paris' Grand Guignol set the bar for horrorshows.

black and white photo of Groucho Marx wearing glasses and smoking a cigar from the side of his mouth

Groucho Marx

(1890 - 1977)

Painting of François Rabelais.

François Rabelais

(1494 - 1553)

black and white photo of Kurt Vonnegut sitting over coffee and a book

Kurt Vonnegut

(1922 - 2007)

Sepia colored photo of Oscar Wilde sitting on a rock with a book in his hand

Oscar Wilde

(1854 - 1900)


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