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Introduction to Comedy

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Ms Junker

on 12 September 2012

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English Literature AQA B An Introduction to Comedy Try to define the genre, using the images for inspiration What is a comedy? Listen carefully to the professor from Royal Holloway University
What defines 'old' and 'new' comedy? Make notes! What can you derive about the plots of these plays from the following trailers?

Why did the professor use these examples?

Use your observations to add to your notes. What can you add to your definition of old and new comedy? Read the first two paragraphs of Dr Sean McEvoy's theatrical comedy essay. Make a chart where you can make notes that will help you define two types of comedy.

40% of AS, 20% of A level
Minimum of two texts for study within dramatic genre of comedy.
A portfolio of two pieces of written coursework each 1200-1500 words. Unit 2 - LITB2 - Dramatic Genres Use your definitions of old and new comedy to explore where their influence is still seen today.

Can you think of any instances where they are combined? Groups of three.
Max 100 words

Write your own comedy scene using what you have learned today. You will need to be able to explain yourselves...! Get Creative! Learning Goal

By the end of the session you will have begun to define comedy using a variety of texts, building on your prior knowledge.
You'll then be able to apply these concepts to your work.
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