21L.421 Comedy (MIT)
21L.421 Comedy (MIT) course looks at comedy in drama, novels, and films from Classical Greece to the twentieth century. Focusing on examples from Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Molière, Wilde, Chaplin, and Billy Wilder, along with theoretical contexts, the class examines comedy as a transgressive mode with revolutionary social and political implications. This is a Communications Intensive (CI) class with emphasis on discussion, and frequent, short essays.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Kelley, Wyn
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- Tags: humor, drama, narrative, genre, literary history, irony, comic, slapstick, satire, wit, trickster, allegory, transgression, social commentary, political commentary, William Shakespeare, Aristophanes, Moliere, Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Italo Calvino, Alison Bechdel,
- Course Publishing Date: Jan 11, 2009