The Cambridge Companion To Shakespearean Comedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 237
ISBN 0521779421
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Pt. 1:Shakespeare and comic tradition --Theories of comedy /David Galbraith --Roman comedy /Robert S. Miola --Italian stories on the stage /Louise George Clubb --Elizabethan comedy /Janette Dillon --Popular festivity /Fran├žois Laroque --pt. 2:Shakespearean comedy --Forms of confusion /John Creaser --Love and courtship /Catherine Bates --Laughing at "others" /Edward Berry --Comedy and sex /Alexander Leggatt --Language and comedy /Lynne Magnusson --Sexual disguise and the theatre of gender /Barbara Hodgdon --Matters of state /Anthony Miller --The experiment of romance /Michael O'Connell.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy
  • Author : Alexander Leggatt,Professor of English Alexander Leggatt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002

Pt. 1:Shakespeare and comic tradition --Theories of comedy /David Galbraith --Roman comedy /Robert S. Miola --Italian stories on the stage /Louise George Clubb --Elizabethan comedy /Janette Dillon --Popular festivity /Fran├žois Laroque --pt. 2:Shakespearean comedy --Forms of confusion /John Creaser --Love and courtship /Catherine Bates --Laughing at "others" /Edward Berry

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy
  • Author : Alexander Leggatt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-12-20

First published in 2001, this is an accessible, wide-ranging and informed introduction to Shakespeare's comedies and romances. Rather than taking each play in isolation, the chapters trace recurring issues, suggesting both the continuity and the variety of Shakespeare's practice and the creative use he made of the conventions he inherited. The

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy
  • Author : Claire McEachern
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-08

This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage
  • Author : Stanley Wells,Sarah Stanton,Wells Stanley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-30

A Companion addressing all aspects of Shakespeare in performance, first published in 1992.

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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare s Comedies
  • Author : Penny Gay
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-07

Why did theatre audiences laugh in Shakespeare's day? Why do they still laugh now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, so that his plays continue to amuse and move audiences? What do his comedies have to say about love, sex, gender, power, family, community,

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film
  • Author : Russell Jackson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-29

Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. This Companion is a lively collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. Chapters have been revised and updated from the

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare s History Plays
  • Author : Cambridge University Press
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-12-05

Table of contents

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists
  • Author : Ton Hoenselaars
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-11

While Shakespeare's popularity has continued to grow, so has the attention paid to the work of his contemporaries. The contributors to this Companion introduce the distinctive drama of these playwrights, from the court comedies of John Lyly to the works of Richard Brome in the Caroline era. With chapters on

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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare s Comedies
  • Author : Penny Gay
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-07

Why did theatre audiences laugh in Shakespeare's day? Why do they still laugh now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, so that his plays continue to amuse and move audiences? What do his comedies have to say about love, sex, gender, power, family, community,

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare s Language
  • Author : Lynne Magnusson,David Schalkwyk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31

Illuminates the pleasures and challenges of Shakespeare's complex language for today's students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers.

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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Author : Emma Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-08

This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways

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William Shakespeare
  • Author : Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Release Date : 1985

Spine title: Shakespeare histories. Contains critical essays written by scholars about Shakespeare's histories and poetry.

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
  • Author : Ed. de Grazia
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04-05

A comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare.

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Shakespeare s Comedy of Love
  • Author : Alexander Leggatt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11

First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar

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The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn
  • Author : Todd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-11-25

Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. She provided more plays for the stage than any other author and greatly influenced the development of the novel with her ground-breaking fiction, especially Love-Letters between

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