ENGL 344 A: Studies In Drama

Tragiccomedy

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
SAV 166
SLN: 
14422
Instructor:
William Streitberger

Additional Details:

English 344a. Tragicomedy.

‘Nothing is funnier than unhappiness. I grant you that… Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world. And we laugh, and we laugh with a will in the beginning …’ (Samuel Beckett, Endgame)

A production focused  investigation into modern and post-modern tragicomedy in drama and film from Ibsen to Inarritu.

Catalog Description: 
Explores the workings and historical development of theatrical practices, including performance and spectatorship more broadly. Possible topics include genres of drama (tragedy, mystery play, melodrama, agitprop); histories of drama (Elizabethan theater, Theater of the Absurd, the Mbari Mbayo club, In-Your-Face Theater; and theorists of performance and dramaturgy.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:41pm