Articles about comedy
The silent era in film history, roughly covering the first three decades of cinema, already saw the first Hollywood superstars climbing their way to the firmament. Gifted with beauty, glamour, and amazing powers of expression, they didn't need voices to conquer the heart of a public who was just discovering the magic of moving images. Many of these quietly magnetic stars are now, if not entirely forgotten, only remembered by film buffs and historians. A select few, however, have never quite left the firmament. Their charisma and unique talent have kept them relevant to later audiences as icons of classic cinema.
Witty, self-deprecating, occasionally chaotic, often naughty, always clever at its best, British humour is loved and cherished throughout the world. Here are ten beloved British sitcoms, or britcoms if you prefer, that first hit the screens before 1990 and have since reached classic status.
Those seeking an introduction to the world of opera can't go wrong with any of these ten masterpieces. They are opera's greatest hits, performed and enjoyed all over the world, and very much present in popular culture. They are not, however, the only operas worth discovering. The world of opera is rich and varied, and these works are often only the beginning of a lifelong exploration.