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Comic theory in the sixteenth century

Author: Marvin T Herrick
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1964, ©1950.
Series: Illini books, IB-18; Illinois studies in language and literature, v. 34, no. 1-2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reveals that Terence and the Terentian commentators furnished the principal matter for the discussion of comedy in the sixteenth century, and that the study of Terentian comedy in the first half of the century laid the main foundations of Renaissance theories of comedy.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herrick, Marvin T. (Marvin Theodore), 1899-
Comic theory in the sixteenth century.
Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1964 [©1950]
(OCoLC)647082507
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin T Herrick
OCLC Number: 3246948
Notes: "Originally published as v. 34, nos. 1-2 in the Illinois studies in language and literature."
Description: viii, 248 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The place of rhetoric in poetics --
The function of comedy --
The conception of plot in the sixteenth century --
The conception of comic character in the sixteenth century --
The terentian commentators on comic sentiment and diction --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Illini books, IB-18; Illinois studies in language and literature, v. 34, no. 1-2.
Responsibility: Marvin T. Herick.

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This book reveals that Terence and the Terentian commentators furnished the principal matter for the discussion of comedy in the sixteenth century, and that the study of Terentian comedy in the first half of the century laid the main foundations of Renaissance theories of comedy.

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