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Introduction & Overview of You Can't Take It with You

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You Can't Take It with You Summary & Study Guide Description

You Can't Take It with You Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

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You Can't Take It with You relates the humorous encounter between a conservative family and the crazy household of Grandpa Martin Vanderhof. Grandpa's family of idiosyncratic individualists amuse with their energetic physical antics and inspire with their wholehearted pursuit of happiness. Kaufman and Hart fill the stage with chaotic activity from beginning to end. Critics have admired me witty one-liners, the visual theatricalism, and the balanced construction of the play's three acts. Although You Can't Take It with You is undeniably escapist theater which prompts immediate enjoyment rather than complex analysis, it has clearly influenced American comedy. The formula originated by Kaufman and Hart a loveable family getting into scrapes and overcoming obstacles has been adopted as a format by most of today's television situation comedies.

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