Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism / Edition 1

Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism / Edition 1

by Emma Smith
ISBN-10:
0631220127
ISBN-13:
9780631220121
Pub. Date:
10/20/2003
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism / Edition 1

This Guide introduces students to critical writing on Shakespeare’s comedies over the last four centuries.

  • Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s history plays.
  • Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions.
  • Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context.
  • Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631220121
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Series: Blackwell Guides to Criticism Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 309,481
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1 The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Comedies.

2 Genre.

Marriage as Comic Closure.

False Immortality in Measure for Measure.

3 Language.

Here Follows Prose.

Transfer of Title in Love's Labour's Lost.

4 Gender and Sexuality.

Helena's Bed-trick.

The Homoerotics of Shakespearian.

Comedy.

5 History and Politics.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?.

Bottom's Up.

6 Performance.

Kate: Interpreting the Silence.

As You Like It.

Index

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