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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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THEA 341 History and Analysis of Modern Comedy

Course is an overview of the history of modern comedy from its roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. Through lectures, readings, audio and video recordings, the course will look at comic traditions including Commedia dell’Arte, Shakespearean comedy, Restoration farce, burlesque, clowning, vaudeville, cabaret, slapstick, stand-up, and situation comedy. Special emphasis will be placed on satire and the development of the revue form.

Repeatable: N
Formerly 31-3190
Concurrent Requisite THEA 325 Physical and Vocal Training for Comedy  and THEA 344 Acting Sketch and Theatrical Comedy   and THEA 343 Creating Scenes through Improvisation  and THEA 342 Writing Comic Scenes  


Requirements Permission Required (DP)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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