Comedy’s Golden Age
Instructor: Bill Krause
Experience the joy and laughter of Comedy’s Golden Age and progression of comedy from burlesque, vaudeville, motion pictures (‘silent and talkies’) to radio and television. Review some of the most famous comedy acts up to the 1960’s: their formation; their ‘rise to the top’; their ‘brand’ of humor; their movies; their personal lives; and their eventual breakup and its aftermath. Topics include: The Keystone Kops (the mishap chase); Laurel and Hardy (another fine mess); The Three Stooges (slapstick); Abbott and Costello (word play). Bill Krause has 25 years of experience teaching in Baltimore County Public Schools: CCBC, Loyola University, Villa Julie University and the University of Maryland.
Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30pm CLASS FEE: $36.00
October 4 - December 13 (10 Sessions)
(No class on November 22)