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Women in Slapstick Page 2

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AngieBaby

  • Wednesday 6th April 2011, 9:46pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts
Quote: Nat Wicks @ April 6 2011, 9:18 PM BST

I LOVE that film.

Me too!

IIRC Rab C Nesbitt's long suffering wife Mary-Doll, and Ella, inflict pain, and have been victims of it too.

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ToddB

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 2:15pm
  • Townsville, Australia
  • 563 posts

I would love to see a sitcom with two to four good young comediennes doing "Bottom"/"The Young Ones" style slapstick violence. That would really break the mold!

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T.W.

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 8:36pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

Any reason this thread is in the Writers' section and not General?

Oh - and I couldn't care less about women (or indeed men) in slapstick (staying on-topic).

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Kim Griffin

  • Saturday 4th June 2011, 2:14am
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • 170 posts

This is always a tricky one but I find that if the woman is set up to hurt herself it can work.

:)

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Clare H

  • Friday 16th September 2011, 10:47pm [Edited]
  • Essex, England
  • 94 posts

This is MY comedy character Period Woman, you might like her, yet again you might not:

links removed by zooo

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Natalie Of Wicks

  • Friday 16th September 2011, 10:49pm
  • England
  • 9,484 posts

That should be in either critique (if it's still in progress and wanting feedback) or showcase (if it's finished and you just want to show people).

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zooo

  • Friday 16th September 2011, 10:51pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 69,011 posts

Thank you, Nat!

Clare, please only put your work in the right places, you know where they are by now. Feel free to repost the links in the correct forum.

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Clare H

  • Friday 16th September 2011, 11:03pm
  • Essex, England
  • 94 posts

Its pretty fitting for there though but as you will.

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Natalie Of Wicks

  • Friday 16th September 2011, 11:08pm
  • England
  • 9,484 posts

Well no; this is a discussion about women in slapstick and the execution of female slapstick characters within the Writers' Discussion section.

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Clare H

  • Friday 16th September 2011, 11:14pm
  • Essex, England
  • 94 posts

Like I said as you will

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dellas

  • Saturday 17th September 2011, 7:15am [Edited]
  • Manchester, England
  • 4,598 posts

;) Yeh Slap Off! I think food fights and arm wrestling are ok between men and women. I have had a couple of wrestling matches with a pal of mine, hilarious but alas, always after drinking loads!

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Bobbo

  • Tuesday 20th September 2011, 8:49pm
  • England
  • 5 posts

As with all risky topics, depends how its done. Saw a hilarious Fry and Laurie sketch the other day where Laurie hit a woman.

I'd recommend writing it with your discretion and having several females read and give you feedback on if they think it feels on the funny side of outrageous.

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elllz

  • Thursday 23rd November 2017, 5:18pm
  • 5 posts
Quote: ToddB @ 30th March 2011, 7:11 AM

Hi all...

I was discussing the roles female characters can take in slapstick with a fellow performer/writer the other day. The comedy that I am writing has a mixed cast and I would likem to involve the women in the slapstick - not only giving but recieving.
We were discussing how it is funny for a woman to hit a man, but not a man a woman. Women, I think, can hit women - that's fine (so to speak!). What can a man do to a woman in slapstick without crossing the boundaries of taste?

hello,
me and my partner are doing a violent slapstick performance.
which includes male and female violence, i know this thread was posted a long time ago. But if you have any more info on the subject it would be much appreciated.

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