English 276 Notes 3
How would you stage the play today in 2014?
Are there any issues in the play that we see in 2014?
You need an element of doubt to have faith.
Lord Chamberlands Men > The Kings Men
Shakespeare became writer
ENGL 276 NOTES 2
Ancient Greek Comedy
Old Comedy Aristophanes
Comic premise or happy idea
Old comedy = political, gaudy
Two Choruses: debate merit of happy idea
Comedy uses inversion
Restoration of Social order, threat to social order, com
500 seats to be a Broadway house. Up to 499 seats to be considered off Broadway.
Nicky Silvers Pterodactyls
Nicky Silver- Dark, funny, brutal plays. Goes against the happy American family. Cannibals,
alcoholics, orphans feature