Jul 31, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LARTS 378 — Comedy Tonight

3 credits
Roger Oliver

Prerequisite: LARTS 112  After a brief consideration of some theories of comedy and laughter (Aristotle, Henri Bergson, Freud, Suzanne Langer) this course will explore great comic dramas from Classical Greek drama to contemporary farce. Among the playwrights whose work we will explore are Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Moliere, Congreve, Sheridan, Wilde, Feydeau, Kaufman and Hart and Michael Frayn. A good sense of humor is not required for the course but is highly recommended.