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That's Funny! Understanding Shakespeare's Comedies (Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm)   NEW!

In this course, we will study some of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. We will delve into scenes from Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado about Nothing and A Comedy of Errors in order to understand Shakespeare's use of comic characters, language and themes. How are Shakespeare's comedies constructed? What comic conventions does he continually rely on? This is not only a course for those who love or want to learn more about Shakespeare, but it's also a course for those who love to laugh! We will explore different theories of comedy and spend time thinking about what makes us laugh and why. No previous experience with Shakespeare is required.

Suggested Reading: Twelfth Night, Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It.

Maximum Class Size: 30.

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
636 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
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