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21L.421 Comedy (MIT) 21L.421 Comedy (MIT)

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This class surveys a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors and directors studied may include Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Moliere, Austen, Chaplin.This subject laughs and then wonders how and why and what's so funny. Sometimes it laughs out loud. Sometimes it spills into satire (and asks, what's the difference?). Sometimes it doesn't laugh at all, but some resolution seems affirmative or structurally functional, in some satisfying way (by what categoriy is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet a "comedy"? how can Dante call his vision of an organized universe a "Comedy"?). We read jokes, literary texts, tales, satirical paintings, and films, and we address a few theories about how comedy works (doe This class surveys a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors and directors studied may include Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Moliere, Austen, Chaplin.This subject laughs and then wonders how and why and what's so funny. Sometimes it laughs out loud. Sometimes it spills into satire (and asks, what's the difference?). Sometimes it doesn't laugh at all, but some resolution seems affirmative or structurally functional, in some satisfying way (by what categoriy is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet a "comedy"? how can Dante call his vision of an organized universe a "Comedy"?). We read jokes, literary texts, tales, satirical paintings, and films, and we address a few theories about how comedy works (doe

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Comedy | Comedy | Drama | Drama | Writing | Writing | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Twain | Twain | Wilde | Wilde | Brecht | Brecht | Nabokov | Nabokov | Heller | Heller | Chaucer | Chaucer | Milton | Milton | Allegory | Allegory | Satire | Satire | comic | comic | funny | funny | jokes | jokes | literature | literature | tales | tales | satirical paintnigs | satirical paintnigs | films | films | comedies | comedies

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c. Viz. I. of taste in architecture. An epistle to the Earl of Burlington. With notes variorum, and a compleat key. II. Of Mr. Pope's taste in divinity, viz. the fall of man, and the first Psalm. Translated for the use of a young lady. III. Of Mr. Pope's taste of Shakespeare. IV. - His satire on Mrs. P-y. V. Mr. Congreve's fine epistle on retirement and taste. Address'd to Lord Cobham c. Viz. I. of taste in architecture. An epistle to the Earl of Burlington. With notes variorum, and a compleat key. II. Of Mr. Pope's taste in divinity, viz. the fall of man, and the first Psalm. Translated for the use of a young lady. III. Of Mr. Pope's taste of Shakespeare. IV. - His satire on Mrs. P-y. V. Mr. Congreve's fine epistle on retirement and taste. Address'd to Lord Cobham

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ebook version of A miscellany on taste. By Mr. Pope, &c. Viz. I. of taste in architecture. An epistle to the Earl of Burlington. With notes variorum, and a compleat key. II. Of Mr. Pope's taste in divinity, viz. the fall of man, and the first Psalm. Translated for the use of a young lady. III. Of Mr. Pope's taste of Shakespeare. IV. - His satire on Mrs. P-y. V. Mr. Congreve's fine epistle on retirement and taste. Address'd to Lord Cobham ebook version of A miscellany on taste. By Mr. Pope, &c. Viz. I. of taste in architecture. An epistle to the Earl of Burlington. With notes variorum, and a compleat key. II. Of Mr. Pope's taste in divinity, viz. the fall of man, and the first Psalm. Translated for the use of a young lady. III. Of Mr. Pope's taste of Shakespeare. IV. - His satire on Mrs. P-y. V. Mr. Congreve's fine epistle on retirement and taste. Address'd to Lord Cobham

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kind | kind | Satires -- 18th century. -- England | Satires -- 18th century. -- England | Poems -- 18th century. -- England | Poems -- 18th century. -- England | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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Tale of a Tub Tale of a Tub

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ebook version of Tale of a Tub ebook version of Tale of a Tub

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kind | kind | Satires -- Great Britain -- 18th century | Satires -- Great Britain -- 18th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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To the Right Honourable the Mayor and aldermen of the City of London: the humble petition of the colliers, cooks, cook-maids, black-smiths, jack-makers, brasiers, and others, sheweth To the Right Honourable the Mayor and aldermen of the City of London: the humble petition of the colliers, cooks, cook-maids, black-smiths, jack-makers, brasiers, and others, sheweth

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ebook version of To the Right Honourable the Mayor and aldermen of the City of London: the humble petition of the colliers, cooks, cook-maids, black-smiths, jack-makers, brasiers, and others, sheweth ebook version of To the Right Honourable the Mayor and aldermen of the City of London: the humble petition of the colliers, cooks, cook-maids, black-smiths, jack-makers, brasiers, and others, sheweth

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kind | kind | Satire | English | Satire | English | England -- Economic conditions | England -- Economic conditions | England -- Social life and customs | England -- Social life and customs | Great Britain -- History | Great Britain -- History | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court

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ebook version of A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court ebook version of A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court

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kind | kind | Fiction -- United States -- 19th century | Fiction -- United States -- 19th century | Fantasy literature -- United States -- 19th century | Fantasy literature -- United States -- 19th century | Novels -- United States -- 19th century | Novels -- United States -- 19th century | Satires -- United States -- 19th century | Satires -- United States -- 19th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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21L.421 Comedy (MIT) 21L.421 Comedy (MIT)

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This is a second variation of the course. It includes a survey of a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors studied include Twain, Wilde, Shakespeare, and Cervantes. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows the student to produce a long writing assignment, in addition to several shorter pieces; it also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through student-led discussion, class reports, and class participation. This is a second variation of the course. It includes a survey of a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors studied include Twain, Wilde, Shakespeare, and Cervantes. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows the student to produce a long writing assignment, in addition to several shorter pieces; it also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through student-led discussion, class reports, and class participation.

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Comedy | Comedy | Satire | Satire | Greek | Greek | Twain | Twain | Wilde | Wilde | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Writing | Writing | Literature | Literature | Communications | Communications | Cervantes | Cervantes | comedies | comedies | comic | comic | funny | funny | jokes | jokes | literature | literature

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nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1] nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1]

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ebook version of The comick magazine; or, Compleat library: of mirth, humour, wit, gaiety, and entertainment. By the greatest wits of all ages & nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1] ebook version of The comick magazine; or, Compleat library: of mirth, humour, wit, gaiety, and entertainment. By the greatest wits of all ages & nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1]

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kind | kind | Anecdoetes -- England | Anecdoetes -- England | English wit and humor | English wit and humor | Satire | English | Satire | English | Periodicals -- 18th century. -- England | Periodicals -- 18th century. -- England | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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21L.421 Comedy (MIT)

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This is a second variation of the course. It includes a survey of a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors studied include Twain, Wilde, Shakespeare, and Cervantes. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows the student to produce a long writing assignment, in addition to several shorter pieces; it also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through student-led discussion, class reports, and class participation.

Subjects

Comedy | Satire | Greek | Twain | Wilde | Shakespeare | Writing | Literature | Communications | Cervantes | comedies | comic | funny | jokes | literature

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21L.421 Comedy (MIT)

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This class surveys a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors and directors studied may include Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Moliere, Austen, Chaplin.This subject laughs and then wonders how and why and what's so funny. Sometimes it laughs out loud. Sometimes it spills into satire (and asks, what's the difference?). Sometimes it doesn't laugh at all, but some resolution seems affirmative or structurally functional, in some satisfying way (by what categoriy is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet a "comedy"? how can Dante call his vision of an organized universe a "Comedy"?). We read jokes, literary texts, tales, satirical paintings, and films, and we address a few theories about how comedy works (doe

Subjects

Comedy | Drama | Writing | Shakespeare | Twain | Wilde | Brecht | Nabokov | Heller | Chaucer | Milton | Allegory | Satire | comic | funny | jokes | literature | tales | satirical paintnigs | films | comedies

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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