The Comedies (Analysing Texts)
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Shakespeare's comedies combine charm and wit with probing intelligence. Through detailed analysis of passages from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Twelfth Night this book explores the satire and sympathy, the linguistic variety, and the dramatic skill which make Shakespearean comedy both entertaining and profound. Part II suggests connections with the rest of Shakespeare's work, and concludes with a survey of comic theory and criticism devoted to the comedies.
Palgrave, 9780312227029, 280pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2000
About the Author
R. P. DRAPER is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Aberdeen and has published widely in the fields of Shakespeare and modern literature and, in particular, on D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy. His most recent publication is An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English, also published by Macmillan.
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