The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Synopsis

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,
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