The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy by Alexander LeggattThe Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy by Alexander Leggatt

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

EditorAlexander Leggatt

Paperback | January 21, 2002

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This introduction examines the continuity and variety of Shakepeare's work and the creative use he made of his inherited conventions. The first section places Shakespeare in the context of classical and Renaissance comedy, his Elizabethan predecessors and the traditions of popular festivity. The second section traces themes through Shakespeare's early and middle comedies, dark comedies and late romances, illuminating particular plays by close analysis,
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean ComedyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:January 21, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521779421

ISBN - 13:9780521779425

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Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; Part I. Shakespeare and Comic Tradition: 1. Theories of comedy David Galbraith; 2. Roman comedy Robert S. Miola; 3. Italian stories on the stage Louis George Clubb; 4. Elizabethan comedy Janette Dillon; 5. Popular festivity François Laroque; Part II. Shakespearean Comedy: 6. Forms of confusion John Creaser; 7. Love and courtship Catherine Bates; 8. Laughing at 'others' Edward Berry; 9. Comedy and sex Alexander Leggatt; 10. Language and comedy Lynne Magnusson; 11. Sexual disguise and the theatre of gender Barbara Hodgdon; 12 Matters of state Anthony Miller; 13. The experiment of romance Michael O'Connell; Select bibliography.

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