Middlebury

FYSE1114

Classic Comedy

Classic Comedy: Drama, Film, Theory
What is comedy? What are its values and view of life? What makes things funny? Why do we laugh and at what? What should or should not be ridiculed? In this seminar we will consider classic comedies and ideas about comedy from Aristophanes through Shakespeare, Moliere, and Shaw, to Stoppard, with comparisons to classic comedies of American cinema and other forms of comic expression. Having a sense of humor is a prerequisite of this seminar. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW LIT

Sections

Spring 2016

FYSE1114A-S16 Seminar (Bertolini)

Fall 2010

FYSE1114A-F10 Seminar (Bertolini)

Fall 2008

FYSE1114A-F08 Seminar (Bertolini)

Fall 2005

FYSE1114A-F05 Seminar (Bertolini)