Midsummer Night’s Dream: Types of Comedy

Romantic Comedy comedy in which the problems and injustices of the ordinary world are dissolved, enemies reconciled, and true lovers united. Usually ends with a wedding, feast, or other festivities.
Satiric Comedy comedy ridiculing problems with society or politics
Comedy of Manners comedy relying on the wit of character’s dialogue for comic effect
Farce comedy with ludicrous situations meant to produce from the audience simple, hearty laughter
High Comedy comedy that displays folly, pretentiousness, and incongruity in human behavior, often by way of a battle of wits
Low Comedy comedy using slapstick or physical horseplay

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