6. Discuss comedy as a literary genre and the staging of comedy in two of the following plays: Twelfth Night, The Country Wife, The Rover, The Importance of Being Earnest, and/or The Shipment, with the support of the theatre videos shown in class and two theory readings of your choice.
7. Consider a different play by one of the course playwrights and use two comedy theory readings to analyse a central theme or aspect. Be sure to: • have a strong, clear thesis on the first page • explain how you will defend your argument • support your assertions with examples from the plays and theory readings • cite lines from the plays correctly • express your ideas clearly and concisely • provide transitions to ensure your paper has continuity • use correct grammar and spelling • italicize play and book titles; article titles should be within quotes • number your pages • include word count on last page • proof your paper For concise and compelling writing, read William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style when preparing your essay (available at Scott library).