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Shakespeare's Pastoral Comedy
     

Shakespeare's Pastoral Comedy

by Thomas McFarland
 

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McFarland presents a personal theory of comedy that shows a knowledge of
comic theory and practice, the origin and nature of the comic vision, the
pastoral elegy, and the golden age. He deftly draws together the various
elements and shows how the blending of the pastoral with the
comic allows the inclusion of religious concerns to be a natural part

Overview

McFarland presents a personal theory of comedy that shows a knowledge of
comic theory and practice, the origin and nature of the comic vision, the
pastoral elegy, and the golden age. He deftly draws together the various
elements and shows how the blending of the pastoral with the
comic allows the inclusion of religious concerns to be a natural part of
what is originally a socially oriented art form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871508
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas McFarland taught English literature in the Graduate Division of the City University of New York. He is author of nine books, including Tragic Meaning in Shakespeare and Coleridge and the Pantheist Tradition.

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