Shakespearian Comedy

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 303 pages
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First published in 1938.

This is a survey of Shakepeare's comedies which illustrates the playwright's increasing grasp on the art and idea of comedy.

Themes, characters and plays covered include: Romanticism in Shakespearian comedy; Shakespeare's Jew, Falstaff, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Dark Comedies.

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Contents

PRELIMINARY
9
ROMANTICISM IN SHAKESPEARIAN COMEDY
19
THE RECOIL FROM ROMANTICISM
44
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
73
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
100
SHAKESPEARES JEW
123
FALSTAFF IÓI VIII THE DARK COMEDIES
208
THE CONSUMMATION
266
INDEX
299
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