Shakespeare, the comedies (Book, 2000) []
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Shakespeare, the comedies

Shakespeare, the comedies

Author: Ronald P Draper
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Series: Analysing texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Shakespeare's comedies are among the world's great celebrations of love and romance. But for Shakespeare, the trials and tribulations of love become a subject for both laughter and sympathy, presented in a dramatic form that combines such diverse elements as high poetic imagination, probingly intelligent criticism and uproariously farcical popular entertainment." "This is the complex image that Shakespeare: The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Comedies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald P Draper
ISBN: 0312227027 9780312227029 0312227035 9780312227036 0333739671 9780333739679 033373968X 9780333739686
OCLC Number: 41380345
Description: xii, 265 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Atmospherics --
Sympathetic criticism --
Illusion --
Romantic sentiment --
Wooing --
Fools (1): dupes --
Fool (2): clever fools --
Manlike women --
Odd men out --
Set pieces --
Endings --
The other comedies and the poems --
Histories, tragedies and last plays --
Theories of comedy criticism and Shakespeare's comedies.
Series Title: Analysing texts.
Other Titles: Shakespeare
Responsibility: R.P. Draper.
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Shakespeare's comedies combine charm and wit with probing intelligence.  Read more...


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'Dwelling almost wholly within the text, this well-organised and appealingly written book will be most useful to relative beginners in Shakespeare who need to be alerted to the texture and rhythm of Read more...

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