Many people think of farce as a lesser genre than tragedy or even thoughtful comedy, because with farce there's no focus on theme, subtext or characterization. But putting together a workable farce takes a lot of wit and ingenuity. Every piece of action has to be perfectly timed so that it clicks into what's gone before and what's yet to come with the satisfying finality of a key turning in a lock. Farce also requires a torrent of surprises that seem utterly obvious and inevitable once they've been... More >>>