Arguments for Comedy
University of Roehampton
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewAssessment: essay (2000 words) [50%], coursework portfolio [50%]
This module examines the production, reception and social function of comic drama, theatre and performance through critical interrogation of a range of texts, performances and theoretical materials in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Combining study of a core genre in the dramatic and critical canon with an interrogation of key problematics in contemporary performance and representation, students will engage with a significant body of theoretical materials, a representative range of dramatic literature and theatrical contexts and key examples of comic performance practice.
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