blackly comic version

Discussion in 'English Only' started by umbertoo, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. umbertoo New Member

    "There is no gratuitous titillation in Brenton's astringent and often blackly comic version."

    This a fragment of a review of a play entitled "In Extremis" a tale of Abelard and Heloise

    gratuitous titillation - ???
    blackly comic version - I need a synonym of this expression or maybe simply an explanation
  2. Hi umbertoo,

    There is no unnecessary use of sexual titillation (just for the sake of it).

    "Blackly comic version" means that this subject is normally treated seriously, but has been shown as satirical or humorous.


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