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The old comedy in Greek comedy was personal or political satire eg Aristophanes. In the 3rd-4th centuries B.C with the rise of Macedonia and decline of Greek power the old comedy was replaced by new comedy with plots and characters. The love intrigues& scheming servants were central to the new comedy. Menander, Philemon, and Diphilus are writers of this genre.

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Kevin Stringer

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โˆ™ 2010-11-08 13:25:41
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Katherine Marsh

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โˆ™ 2021-04-23 02:33:06

Old comedy relies on stock characters of the Commedia del Arte of Italy such as plays written by Pirandello. There are a lot of slap stick, jokes, and one liners.

New comedy is verging on being sophisticated with more of a plot line as is more subtle.

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ELLIOT KESKE

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โˆ™ 2021-05-04 14:00:42

Old comedy and new comedy... Hmmm, that depends on what you define as old, like a few centuries old, or maybe a couple years, but I think the best signal to distinguish the two would be relevance. -Have a nice day :)

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Hey Jingli

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โˆ™ 2020-02-03 04:39:11

Old Comedy vs New Comedy. New Comedy looks at human relations, while Old Comedy satirizes the life of the polis. For this reason Old Comedy is called political comedy and bears marked similarity to modern political Cartoons. New Comedy focused on family matters such as complications in love relationships.

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Phumzile Ndwalane

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โˆ™ 2021-06-18 16:11:22

The difference is that old Comedy is more humorous without swearing or valga language then the new Comedy

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Siyamkela Mweli

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โˆ™ 2022-02-17 20:16:22

OLD ONES WERE NORMAL JOKES BUT NEW ONES ARE BASED ON THINGS WE MUST NO JUST SAY IN PUBLIC

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lenpollock

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โˆ™ 2021-12-22 12:02:07

'Old Comedy'??? All the best jokes are 'old jokes'. Reason; If they weren't good jokes they wouldn't have lasted to become 'old'.

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Saleha Fatima

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โˆ™ 2022-01-11 12:13:38

The major difference between Old Comedy and New Comedy in my view is the difference in Language and subjects.

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Alex

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โˆ™ 2020-02-05 09:54:20

When you feel like it is an out dated joke it is the old comedy. The new comedy is nothing but where you can't yourself to laugh.

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