Odyssey: Bona Fide Buffoons

Buffoons, we've seen them, we've met them and, perhaps, even had to work for them! Coming from the boffone characters of old Italian Commedia dell'arte, and Shakespeare's Falstaff, to Will Ferrell's glorious Anchorman, buffoons have capered across our modern stages and screens for over a hundred years. But now, instead of merely saying, "I know one when I see one," we will delve into the psychology that makes true buffoons so utterly annoying in real life, and so hilarious on screen. In doing so, we will enjoy some of the best performances in film history, from Charlie Chaplin to Peter Sellers, to Bill Murray and, hopefully, learn to protect ourselves from future abuse from the buffoons we encounter in our daily life. Zombies and vampires? No—beware buffoons!

918.095.01 Homewood campus Thursday, May 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $28

JHU full-time faculty/staff members are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. Please be aware that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.