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THEA 202 The Theatre and Films of Buster Keaton (CORE-Aesthetic Appreciation/Art,Music,Film)

Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the Composition requirement of the Core. (Second semester— odd years/4 credits)

This class is an immersion in both the theatre and cinema of the great comedic actor, director and writer Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton. The student will come to understand Buster’s personal and artistic evolution from his early theatre days as a part of his family’s vaudeville act to his early silent films with Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and on through his masterpiece of silent cinema The General (1926) and beyond.