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The Resource The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's comedies, Penny Gay

The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's comedies, Penny Gay

Label
The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's comedies
Title
The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's comedies
Statement of responsibility
Penny Gay
Title variation
Shakespeare's comedies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did theatre audiences laugh in Shakespeare's day? Why do they still laugh now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, so that his plays continue to amuse and move audiences? What do his comedies have to say about love, sex, gender, power, family, community, and class? What place have pain, cruelty, and even death in a comedy? Why all those puns? In a survey that travels from Shakespeare's earliest experiments in farce and courtly love-stories to the great romantic comedies of his middle years and the mould-breaking experiments of his last decade's work, this book addresses these vital questions. Organised thematically, and covering all Shakespeare's comedies from the beginning to the end of his career, it provides readers with a map of the playwright's comic styles, showing how he built on comedic conventions as he further enriched the possibilities of the genre
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Gay, Penny
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR2981
LC item number
.G39 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to literature
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Comédie de Genève
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • DRAMA
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Humorous plays
  • Komödie
Label
The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's comedies, Penny Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-150) 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
Introduction : comedy as idea and practice -- Farce : The comedy of errors, The taming of the shrew, The merry wives of Windsor -- Courtly lovers and the real world : Two gentlemen of Verona, A midsummer night's dream, The merchant of Venice -- Comedy and language : Love's labour's lost -- Romantic comedy : Much ado about nothing, As you like it, Twelfth night -- Problematic plots and endings : clowning and comedy post-Hamlet : Measure for measure, All's well that ends well, The winter's tale, Cymbeline, The tempest -- The afterlives of Shakespeare's comedies
Control code
276604745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107177086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
100478829
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a81ba1e-9e8b-4e37-bc85-b13bdfc6dbc9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276604745
Label
The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's comedies, Penny Gay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-150) 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
Introduction : comedy as idea and practice -- Farce : The comedy of errors, The taming of the shrew, The merry wives of Windsor -- Courtly lovers and the real world : Two gentlemen of Verona, A midsummer night's dream, The merchant of Venice -- Comedy and language : Love's labour's lost -- Romantic comedy : Much ado about nothing, As you like it, Twelfth night -- Problematic plots and endings : clowning and comedy post-Hamlet : Measure for measure, All's well that ends well, The winter's tale, Cymbeline, The tempest -- The afterlives of Shakespeare's comedies
Control code
276604745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107177086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
100478829
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a81ba1e-9e8b-4e37-bc85-b13bdfc6dbc9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276604745

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