THTREMUS 399 - Topics in Drama
Section: 007 StageComedy:Machiavelli-Wilde
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Theatre and Drama (THTREMUS)
Department: Music: Theatre and Drama
Credits:
4
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

A survey of the masterpieces of stage comedy from the Renaissance to the late 19th Century, focusing on the great rogues, tricksters, fools, and lovers of the Western tradition (exclusive of Shakespeare). Students will choose between a practical theater-work track (three fully prepared scenes + one short paper on an outside reading) and a more literary track (three short papers on outside readings + one prepared scene). Plays to be covered will include:

  • The Mandrake – Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Bartholomew Fair – Ben Jonson
  • Tartuffe and The Misanthrope - Molière
  • The Way of the World – William Congreve
  • The Marriage of Figaro – Beaumarchais, together with Mozart’s opera
  • The Inspector General – Nikolai Gogol
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Outside reading/research will draw from other Italian Renaissance comedy, Spanish Golden Age comedy, Jacobean City Comedy, other Restoration and Georgian comedy, etc.

Can be applied to the “Text-into-Performance” minor.

Intended Audience:

No prerequisites.

THTREMUS 399 - Topics in Drama
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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25953
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MW 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Note: WRITING THE SOLO PIECE FOR PERFORMERS & NONPERFORMERS
003 (REC)
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32120
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M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: meet with WS 313
007 (SEM)
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20033
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TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: meets with RCHUMS 281.001 in Keene Aud.
008 (SEM)
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20094
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6
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 3:00PM
MWF 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: class meets in Keene Aud with RCHUMS 482.001
012 (REC)
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28838
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9
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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