This course aims at introducing and analysing different forms of comedy in theatre, from ancient Greek to modern comedy, from the west to the east.  By the end of the course students should be able to describe the aesthetic qualities, structure and psychological effects of different forms of comedy in theatre.  Further, they would be able to critically interpret great comedies, their different forms and methods of performance and staging, and assess the meaning of comedy in theatre for our real life.


Comedy: Idea and History