21:350:469: Literary Genres: Comedy: Syllabus (9/3)

MTh4 Hill 102 (Fall 2002)
Ehrlich, 521 Hill, Office Hours: MTh 4-5pm and by appt.
Rutgers University, Newark NJ
My email: ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Class email: banana@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Class web page: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/469/

Class Procedures
Assignment details
Bibliography

A. Required Texts: (at New Jersey Books) 1. Maurice Charney, Comedy: High and Low (Peter Lang ISBN 0-8204-0538-8 $25.50)
2. Barnet, et al, eds, Eight Classic Comedies (NAL, ISBN 0-452-01170-1 $13.95)

(*) includes the following assigned works:
Machiavelli, Mandragola (* T *)
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (* @)
Molière, The Miser (* T @ )
Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (* @))
Shaw, Arms and the Man (* @ )
3. Aristophanes, Lysistrata (NAL ISBN 0-451-52789-5 $5.95) @
4. Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors (w/ Essays/NAL ISBN 0-451-52839-5 $4.95) @
5. Jonson, Volpone (Dover $1.50 or Harlan Davidson ISBN 0-88295-049-5 $5.95) @
-- Plautus, Brothers Menaechmus (via photocopy) T @
-- Modern and contemporary plays (1-2 titles to be added):

Key: (*) = in Barnet | (T)= translation (texts vary) | (@) = online version available

B. Reading Schedule (subject to change)

WeekAuthorTitleAssignment
  Week 1  Aristotle  Poetics Exercises
  Week 2  Aristophanes  Lysistrata Workshop
  Week 3  Plautus  Brothers Menaechmus P1
  Week 4  Machiavelli  Mandragola (*) Exercises
  Week 5  Commedia del'arte  MidTerm
  Week 6  Shakespeare  Twelfth Night (*) Workshop
  Week 7  Shakespeare  Comedy of ErrorsP2 
  Week 8  Jonson  Volpone Exercises
  Week 9  Molière   The Miser (*)P3 
  Week 10  Wilde   The Importance of Being Earnest (*) Workshop
  Week 11  Shaw   Arms and the Man (*)P4 
  Week 12  Modern/postmodern comedy  Workshop
  Week 13   Projects
  Week 14   Projects