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Inhibition

Synopsis
US documentary series analysing the physiology and psychology of laughter. In episode 4, INHIBITION, E.B. Pettit (Chairman of Arts, Brandeis University) explains Freud’s theory that laughter helps people to release their inhibitions. During the programme performers read excerpts from speeches of Falstaff and Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Quangle Wangle Hat’.
Series
Laughter’s a Funny Business: A Forum on Comedy
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Mar 1959 (Channel: WGBH)
Duration
28 mins; 1087 (16mm) feet

Credits

Director
Greg Harney
Producer
Greg Harney
Writer
E.B. Pettet; John J. Sommers
Contributor
E.B. Pettet

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
comedy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

WGBH Boston

Archive

Name

Peabody Awards Collection Archives

Phone
706 542 7360
Fax
706 542 4144
Address
Media Department
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens
GA 30602

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