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The Resource Shakespeare and comedy, R.W. Maslen

Shakespeare and comedy, R.W. Maslen

Label
Shakespeare and comedy
Title
Shakespeare and comedy
Statement of responsibility
R.W. Maslen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Comedy was at the centre of a fierce controversy that raged from the opening of the first purpose-built playhouse in 1576 to the closure of the theatres in 1642. Shakespeare's plays made capital of this controversy. In them he repeatedly invokes the case made against comedy by the theatre-haters: that it perverts the young and incites the old to gross political and social misconduct. His plays are filled with jokes that go too far, laughter that hurts its victims, wordplay that turns to swordplay, and acts of comic rebellion and revenge that threaten destruction to individuals, families and even states. His comedy is unsettling, and this is part of what makes it pleasurable." "Shakespeare and Comedy traces Shakespeare's exploration of the precarious status of the comic and the question of comic timing through close examination of eleven of his plays. This illuminating study succeeds in recapturing the sense of danger as well as delight that attached itself to theatrical laughter in Shakespeare's lifetime."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Maslen, R. W.
Dewey number
822.3'3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2994
LC item number
.M37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • The Arden critical companions
  • Arden Shakespeare
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  • Humor in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
Target audience
specialized
Label
Shakespeare and comedy, R.W. Maslen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This edition first published London : Arden Shakespeare, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comic manifestos -- Comic conversation and rough justice -- Lightness, love and death -- The plural bodies of Shakespeare's boys
Control code
56656897
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 270 pages
Isbn
9781904271444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781904271673
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shakespeare and comedy, R.W. Maslen
Publication
Note
This edition first published London : Arden Shakespeare, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comic manifestos -- Comic conversation and rough justice -- Lightness, love and death -- The plural bodies of Shakespeare's boys
Control code
56656897
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 270 pages
Isbn
9781904271444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781904271673
Other physical details
illustrations

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