Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character: Dramatic Convention in Classical and Renaissance Comedy

Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character: Dramatic Convention in Classical and Renaissance Comedy

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 playwrights

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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:
9780416379907
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
06/28/1985
Pages:
128

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