Shakespeare's Rhetoric Of Comic Character

Shakespeare's Rhetoric Of Comic Character

by Karen Newman
     
 

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First published in 1985.

In this revisionist history of comic characterization, Karen Newman argues that, contrary to received opinion, Shakespeare was not the first comic dramatist to create self-conscious characters who seem 'lifelike' or 'realistic'. His comic practice is firmly set within a comic tradition which stretches from Plautus and Menander to

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First published in 1985.

In this revisionist history of comic characterization, Karen Newman argues that, contrary to received opinion, Shakespeare was not the first comic dramatist to create self-conscious characters who seem 'lifelike' or 'realistic'. His comic practice is firmly set within a comic tradition which stretches from Plautus and Menander to playwrights of the Italian Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415352710
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.05(d)

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