Master Class-Routes of Comedy: A Seminar

Code: SL41802

Dates: September 22 - October 20, 2022

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sessions: 5

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $89.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

“Seminar” means the class does most of the work. Examine the two forms of dramatic comedy that first appear in Classical Athens - “Old Comedy” (OC) and “New Comedy” (NC) - and then trace them in Shakespeare and on the 20th century stage (and musicals?) before moving to their appearance in visual media, first staged TV (“the box”; NC only: Gleason, Lucy, Seinfeld, Friends), then films (Some OC: Holy Grail, Mel Brooks, Animal House) and finally their transformation/disappearance under the influence of the internet.
Fee: $89.00

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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton received his A.B. at Harvard in 1965, then taught high school in Syracuse, NY for two years before going on to graduate school at the University of Michigan in 1968, from which he received a Ph.D in Classical Studies in 1971. He taught Greek for 39 years at Bryn Mawr College and retired in 2010 as Paul Shorey Professor of Greek. He wrote over 20 articles on a variety of subjects from epic to comedy and four books (Greek lyric poet Pindar, Greek epic poet Hesiod, Greek vases and religion, Delian religious inscriptions). He edited over 100 student commentaries on Greek and Latin and created the world's oldest extant online journal, Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

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