ENG 121 Comedy or Tragedy (3) MPF

Exploration of one of the two fundamental narrative genres, comedy or tragedy. How is it that comedy and tragedy remain the most topical and contemporary of forms, even as they continue to work with universal archetypes and situations? Surveys highlights of the western tradition of theatre, from the classical plays of Sophocles, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Molière, Chekhov, and Shaw to films from the early 20th century and contemporary television. IIB, H. CAS-B.

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