En estas sesiones los alumnos analizarán tanto a los personajes mujeres como a las actrices icónicas que protagonizaron las comedias “screwball” de los 1930s y 1940s.
El curso está dirigido a alumnos con un nivel intermedio alto de inglés.
During the economic hardship of the Great Depression, screwball comedies offered a satirical yet empathic – and on many occasions critical – approach to class divisions and gender roles, while also providing their audiences with delightful entertainment. Stars such as Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Miriam Hopkins elevated the farcical socialites, heiresses, career women and gold-diggers they portrayed to multilayered relatable heroines who lead the action of the stories.
This course is dedicated to a series of beloved classic comedies from the 1930s and early 1940s. Students will analyze the mix of glamour, slapstick humor and fast-paced dialogue delivered by the actresses featured, and come to appreciate why the screwball genre occupies a very special place in the representation of women in film.
This course will be complemented by a free film cycle, sponsored by American Space Madrid.
Instructor: Sibley Labandeira, PhD