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  • 3 Sep 2014
    Jamie Kreiner

    Dark Humor in the Dark Ages

    We don't think of the Middle Ages as particularly humorous, but it turns out we've been wrong all along! Jamie Kreiner, the author of The Social Life of Hagiography in the Merovingian Kingdom, explores early (and unfamiliar) comedy, with some jokes along the way.

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  • 5 Oct 2013
    Woodcut of The Frogs from a 1936 programme.

    Bringing Ancient Greek Drama to Life (Part Two)

    Translating jokes is hard. In his second feature to mark our sponsorship of the Cambridge Greek Play 2013, Dr Oliver Thomas considers some of the ways of translating (and not translating) an ancient Greek play to keep it amusing.

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