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The Resource Shakespeare's comic commonwealths, Camille Wells Slights

Shakespeare's comic commonwealths, Camille Wells Slights

Label
Shakespeare's comic commonwealths
Title
Shakespeare's comic commonwealths
Statement of responsibility
Camille Wells Slights
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Challenging the traditional view that Shakespeare's early comedies are about the experience of romantic love and constitute a genre called romantic comedy, Camille Wells Slights demonstrates that they dramatize individual action in the context of social dynamics, reflecting and commenting on the culture in which they originated. Shakespeare's Comic Commonwealths sheds new light on ten Shakespearean comedies: The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love's Labor's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. In a diversity of comic forms - from rollicking farce to tragicomedy - these plays offer varying perspectives on the forces that make and mar human communities." "Dramatizing tensions between savagery and civilization, autonomy and dependence, and isolation and community, Shakespeare's comedies both reflect and comment on the society that produced them. Slights eschews viewing these comedies as endorsements of the prevailing ideologies of sixteenth-century England, or as subversions of that hierarchical, patriarchal culture. They can be most fruitfully understood as imaginative forms that present cultural practices, institutions, and beliefs as human constructions susceptible to critical scrutiny. While exposing the injustice and brutality as well as the assurances and satisfactions of social experience, Shakespeare's comedies represent people as inescapably social beings." "By combining historical scholarship with formal analysis and incorporating insights from social anthropology and feminist theory, Shakespeare's Comic Commonwealths offers new readings of Shakespeare's early comedies and analyses the interaction between the plays and the social structures and processes of early modern England."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slights, Camille Wells
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2981
LC item number
.S633 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Humorous plays
  • Komedies
Label
Shakespeare's comic commonwealths, Camille Wells Slights
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. III.
  • Change and continuity.
  • The changes and chances of mortal life in A midsummer night's dream
  • Deserving and diversity in The merchant of Venice
  • pt. IV.
  • Court and country.
  • Pastoral and parody in The merry wives of Windsor
  • The unauthorized language of Much ado about nothing
  • pt. V.
  • Renewal and reciprocity.
  • pt. I.
  • Changing places in Arden : As you like it
  • The principle of recompense in Twelfth night
  • Belonging.
  • Egeon's friends and relations : The comedy of errors
  • The raw and the cooked in The taming of the shrew
  • pt. II.
  • Cultural values and the values of culture.
  • Common courtesy in The two gentlemen of Verona
  • Learning and language in Love's labor's lost
Control code
244766385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282011823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt572j9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766385
Label
Shakespeare's comic commonwealths, Camille Wells Slights
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. III.
  • Change and continuity.
  • The changes and chances of mortal life in A midsummer night's dream
  • Deserving and diversity in The merchant of Venice
  • pt. IV.
  • Court and country.
  • Pastoral and parody in The merry wives of Windsor
  • The unauthorized language of Much ado about nothing
  • pt. V.
  • Renewal and reciprocity.
  • pt. I.
  • Changing places in Arden : As you like it
  • The principle of recompense in Twelfth night
  • Belonging.
  • Egeon's friends and relations : The comedy of errors
  • The raw and the cooked in The taming of the shrew
  • pt. II.
  • Cultural values and the values of culture.
  • Common courtesy in The two gentlemen of Verona
  • Learning and language in Love's labor's lost
Control code
244766385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282011823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt572j9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244766385

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