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In this unit you will connect current comedy genres to their original forms. Through an analysis of characters and scenarios in contemporary comedies from stage and screen, you will discover the origins of comedy and how they began. You will explore the key traits of comedy found in today's popular culture and link to stock characters and scenarios from ancient Roman comedies and Commedia dell'Arte. You will explore historical and contemporary forms of comedy and how it has been used in various societies around the world and through the ages as both entertainment and a vehicle for social commentary.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Students who have completed THTR13124 Theatre Studies 3: Mask, Myth and Ritual cannot enrol in this unit.
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should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
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