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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2004

FR 390L • MOLIERE & 17-C CLASSICAL COMEDY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34700 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
HRH 2.106C
LAGARDE

Course Description

A study of French classical comedy (XVIIth Century), with an emphasis on Molière. History and typology of dramatic genres, theories of the comic, issues of representation, performance, and reception. Readings and lectures in French. Some criticism in English.

Grading Policy

One final paper (50%), one final exam (30%), and participation (20%).

Texts

Readings (to be confirmed): Corneille, La Place Royale, L'Illusion comique Molière, Les Précieuses ridicules, L'école des femmes, La Critique de l'école des femmes, L'Impromptu de Versailles, Amphitryon, Georges Dandin, Tartuffe, Le Misanthrope, Les Femmes savantes, Racine, Les Plaideurs, Dancourt, Le Chevalier à la mode

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