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  • No man had more of the VIS COMICA in private life; he played no character on the stage, as he could play himself among his friends. Cited from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin, R. L. Stevenson
  • It is neither a comedy of character nor manners, but its vis comica lies in its plot and situations.
  • She was called comica gelosa and mainly played the parts of heroine and subretto.
  • There was a gallery exhibition at London's Lazerides Gallery to coincide with the event which launched at Comica.
  • La exigencia de los pigmeos resultaba tan comica, que ahogo en el todo intento de indignacion. Cited from El paraiso de las mujeres, by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • Kotzebue is the German Beaumont and Fletcher, without their poetic powers, and without their 'vis comica'. Cited from Literary Remains, Vol. 2, by Coleridge
  • He helps run the Comica comics festival and coordinates a number of events surrounding it, like Graphical Short Story contest, run in conjunction with The Observer.
  • Smollett's vis comica is conspicuous in the account of the coiffure of the period and of the superstitious reverence which a Frenchman of that day paid to his hair. Cited from Travels through France & Italy, by Tobias Smollett
  • Terence imitated him at Rome, and obtained the preference over Plautus, though Caesar called him but a demi-Menander, because he appears to want that spirit and vivacity which he calls the vis comica. Cited from The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes, Vol. V, by Samuel Johnson
  • A tutti parve una frase comica e pazza fatta per ridere; chi rise, chi alzo` la mano, chi il bicchiere. Cited from Vecchie Storie, by Emilio De Marchi
  • The pinnacle of his success came with his only opera comica, L'osteria di Andujar, which premiered in Fondo on 30 September 1840.
  • Debe tener un alma igual a la de aquel aventurero enamoradizo y caprichoso que abandono al mas alto de nuestros sabios para irse con una comica. Cited from El paraiso de las mujeres, by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • Mantzaros presented his first compositions (three concert or substitute arias and the one-act azione comica Don Crepuscolo) in 1815 in the theatre of San Giacomo of Corfu.
  • El no debia notar en mi suficiente respeto, y el que yo me permitiese tener opinion acerca de las cosas le producia una mezcla de colera y de asombro que ahora me hubiera parecido comica. Cited from Las inquietudes de Shanti Andia, by Pio Baroja
  • It's this very rhythm - an inexorable, spiralling mechanism of hyperboles and superlatives - which confers to the narrative the specific "vis comica" so characteristic of Bernhard's work.
  • As catastrophes assim determinadas pela insufficiencia intellectual n'uma classe dirigente, tornam a derrota comica e a ruina grotesca. Cited from As Farpas (Junho a Julho 1882), by Ramalho Ortigao & Eca de Queiroz
  • For instance, in the scene of the Mariage force between Sganarelle and Pancrace, the entire vis comica lies in the conflict set up between the idea of Sganarelle, who wishes to make the philosopher listen to him, and the obstinacy of the philosopher, a regular talking-machine working automatically. Cited from Laughter, by Henri Bergson
  • Yo me separe de las tres muchachas y fui a ver al gran Urbistondo, que me explico sus ideas acerca del sentimentalismo de las mujeres con una seriedad un tanto comica. Cited from Las inquietudes de Shanti Andia, by Pio Baroja
  • In 2005, the French company Eclipse Vis Comica published the six original decks in French (though the cards were in English), and added a new promotional deck, Natacha which was available only with the proof of purchase of all 6 standard decks.
  • His best works are his comedies, one of which, Absurda Comica, oder Herr Peter Squentz (1663), is evidently based on the comic episode of Pyramus and Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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