1. Discuss the view that it is the comic elements in King Lear that heighten the tragedy for the audience. Tips: 1. discuss the principal elements of comedy and tragedy in text as well as in film performance; 2. apply appropriate analytical and critical techniques, and theoretical models, to the written plays and film adaptations under scrutiny; 3. relate the written and texts and film adaptations studied to appropriate social, historical and cultural contexts and to the construction of those contexts; and 4. analyze written texts and their film adaptations in detail and with precision so as to achieve the above. Without repeating too much biographical information, students should demonstrate their general awareness of the historical and social context in which the plays have been written and about which they have been written. A brief historical and social context facilitates and enriches the understanding and the enjoyment of literature. Students should also read critical material on the texts which they have chosen and critically engage with secondary sources. Referencing All sources of references must be cited (in text citation) and listed (end reference list).