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FYSE1257

Laughter/Tears: Beckett, et al

Laughing Through Tears: The Comedy of Beckett, Pinter, and Frayn
In this seminar we will explore various comic forms in the plays of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, and Michael Frayn, including farce, satire, comedy of manners and menace, situation comedy, and parody. Students will be engaged in class discussion, oral presentations, film viewing, and extensive written work. Acting experience is helpful but not a requirement. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART CW LIT

Sections

Fall 2011

FYSE1257A-F11 Seminar (Romagnoli)

Fall 2008

FYSE1257A-F08 Seminar (Romagnoli)