Reading due Sept. 22:
Comedy, Atellane Farce, and Mime
Reading due Oct. 1:
The experience of Roman Comedy.
Reading Due Oct. 8:
Laughter in Ancient Rome, “Questions of Laughter”/”The History of Laughter”
The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy, “Masks”
Reading due Oct. 22:
Fontaine, Michael. Funny Words in Plautine Comedy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. (“Innuendo and the Audience,” pages 149-200).
Reading due Nov. 5:
Beard, Mary. Laughter in Ancient Rome. On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2014. (“Roman Laughter in Latin and Greek,” pages 70-95.)