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Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd (1979) is another Broadway hit that successfully combines farce with melodrama.

Jonathan Swift's satire "A Modest Proposal" (1729) suggests a "charitable" solution to the poverty and hunger in Ireland: babies should be bred and eaten.

Joseph Kramm's popular play The Shrike (1952) takes a serious look at the treatment of the mentally ill in America in the 1950s.

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play You Can't Take It with You (1938) earned rave reviews for its entertaining and witty view of an eccentric family.

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