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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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31-3190 History and Analysis of Modern Comedy


This 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.

3 Credits
CONCURRENT: 31-2390 Physical and Vocal Training for Comedy  and 31-3290 Acting Styles: Sketch and Theatrical Comedy  and 31-3295 Creating Scenes through Improvisation  and 31-3195 The Professional Comedian  and 31-3890 Writing Comic Scenes  
Requirements Department Permission



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