Comic Transformations in Shakespeare

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Routledge, 11.10.2013 г. - 256 страници
First published in 1980.

In this study of Shakespeare's ten early comedies, from The Comedy of Errors to Twelfth Night, the concept of a dynamic of comic form is developed; the Falstaff plays are seen as a watershed, and the emergence of new comic protagonists - the resourceful, anti-romantic romantic heroine and the Fool - as the summit of the achievement.

The plays are explored from three complementary perspectives - theoretical, developmental and interpretative which lead to a further understanding of the powerful relation between the plays' formal complexity and their naturalistic verisimilitude.

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Shakespeares New Comedy
1
My glass and not my brother
25
Ill Kate of Kate Hall
37
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 5 3
50
Navarres world of words
69
Fancys images
96
Jessicas monkey or The Goodwins
115
The case of Falstaff and the Merry Wives
142
Better than reportingly
162
Existence in Arden
180
Natures bias 100
200
Comic remedies 116
215
Scanning a Shakespeare play 118
228
Selective bibliographical note 133
233
Index 137
237
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