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Celebrating the Latest MESTC Publication on Comedy

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Apr 20, 2006
Apr 20, 2006
Segal Theater
Comedy: A Bibliography

Comedy: A Bibliography

Join us to celebrate the publication of Comedy: A Bibliography of Critical Studies in English on the Theory and Practice of Comedy in Drama, Theatre and Performance. The celebration will feature readings of selections by theorists of comedy who appear in the bibliography, such as Suzanne Langer, Eric Bentley, Henri Bergson, Mikhail Bakhtin, August Schlegel, George Santayana, and Bernard Shaw. The passages chosen, to be read by two actors, explore the nature, purposes, techniques, and pleasures of comedy in a lively and eloquent manner. After the readings, there will be a (modest) feast and festivity, as is customary at the end of comedies. With CUNY Ph.D. candiate Meghan Duffy, who edited the bibliography, and senior editor Daniel Gerould, Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature.

Readings with Zoe Caldwell and Marian Seldes.

6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2006, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Res. Code 6798. Free