virus: Re:comedy

Ken Pantheists (
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 16:41:41 -0700

Brett-- I'm really interested in your deconstruction of the clown, but I
just didn't get it. Can you do it again but for the "Archetpe impaired" I
didn't get the reference to the oedipus complex.

Oedipus is of the tragedian mode and was made into a complex long after
clowning was a well established profession. I really liek Northrop Frye's
theories of Genre... he thinks all comedy is about fertility.