Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Portada
University Press of Kentucky, 1986
In Shakespeare's hand the comic mode became an instrument for exploring the broad territory of the human situation, including much that had normally been reserved for tragedy. Once the reader recognizes that justification for such an assumption is presented repeatedly in the earlier comedies -- from The Comedy of Errors to Twelfth Night -- he has less difficulty in dispensing with the currently fashionable classifications of the later comedies as problem plays and romances or tragicomedies and thus in seeing them all as manifestations of a single impulse. Bryant shows how Shakespeare, early a.

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Shakespeares Exploration of the Human Comedy
1
The Comedy of Errors
14
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
27
Loves Labors Lost
40
A Midsummer Nights Dream
57
The Merchant of Venice
81
The Taming of the Shrew
98
The Merry Wives of Windsor
114
As You Like It
146
Twelfth Night
165
Troilus and Cressida
179
Alls Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure
203
Cymbeline and The Winters Tale
221
The Tempest
233
Notes
253
Index
266

Much Ado about Nothing
125

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