English Comedy by Michael CordnerEnglish Comedy by Michael Cordner

English Comedy

EditorMichael Cordner, Peter Holland, John Kerrigan

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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English Comedy brings together well-established scholars and younger critics to examine the traditions of comic writing in England, ranging from medieval and Renaissance drama through Romantic poetry to twentieth-century literature and philosophy. All the contributors are colleagues, friends or ex-students of Anne Barton, and the book is published to coincide with the appearance (also from CUP) of her Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.
Title:English ComedyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521032903

ISBN - 13:9780521032902


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; 1. Introduction Michael Cordner, Peter Holland and John Kerrigan; 2. Crab's pedigree Richard Beadle; 3. The comedian as the character C Stephen Orgel; 4. Mixed verse and prose in Shakespearean comedy Jonas Barish; 5. Much Ado About Nothing: the unsociable comedy Barbara Everett; 6. Laughter, forgetting and Shakespeare Adrian Poole; 7. Enigmatic Ben Jonson John Creaser; 8. A New Way to Pay Old Debts: Massinger's grim comedy Martin Butler; 9. 'Thou teachest me humanitie': Thomas Heywood's The English Traveller Richard Rowland; 10. Etherege's She Would If She Could: comedy, complaisance and anti-climax Michael Cordner; 11. Rhyming as comedy: body, ghost and banquet Gillian Beer; 12. Wordsworthian comedy Jonathan Wordsworth; 13. Apeing romanticism Jonathan Bate; 14. A complete history of comic noses John Kerrigan; 15. Noël Coward and comic geometry Peter Holland; 16. Ludwig Wittgenstein and the comedy of errors Eric Griffiths; Index.