Sinonimi: farce comedy | travesty
ETYM French farce, from Latin farsus (also sometimes farctus), p. p. pf farcire. Related to Farce.
A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations; SYN. farce comedy, travesty.
Broad popular comedy involving stereotyped characters in complex, often improbable situations frequently revolving around extramarital relationships (hence the term “bedroom farce”).
Originating in the physical knockabout comedy of Greek satyr plays and the broad humor of medieval religious drama, the farce was developed and perfected during the 19th century by Eugčne Labiche (1815–1888) and Georges Feydeau (1862–1921) in France and Arthur Pinero in England.
2. To improve as if by stuffing