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Shakespearean melancholy : philosophy, form and the transformation of comedy

Author: J F Bernard
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This richly contextualized study of Shakespeare's comic engagement with sadness contends that the playwright rethinks melancholy through comic theatre and conversely, re-theorizes comedy through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J F Bernard
ISBN: 1474417337 9781474417334
OCLC Number: 1039935205
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: What's so funny about humours? Melancholy, comedy and revisionist philosophy --
Comic symmetry and English melancholy --
Melancholic dissonance and the limits of psycho-humoralism --
Melancholic ambience at the comic close --
Melancholic time in late Shakespeare --
The philosophical afterlives of Shakespearean melancholy.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Responsibility: J. F. Bernard.

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