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2. Wit

2. Wit  

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191789823
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.003.0003
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‘Wit’ considers Shakespeare’s jokes, including puns, double meanings, and the psychology of laughter. Many aspects of Shakespeare’s comedy remain constant, but there are also developments ... More
1. World

1. World  

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191789823
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.003.0002
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‘World’ looks at the ‘world’ of Shakespearean comedy, isolating the distinctive way that its stories play out in space. There is something dreamlike about all Shakespeare’s comedies—whether ... More
5. Character

5. Character  

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191789823
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.003.0006
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In his 1927 study, Aspects of the Novel, E.M. Forster divided characters into two categories: ‘flat’ and ‘round’. Shakespeare’s ability to create distinct, memorable characters has long ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Stanley Wells

in William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191788048
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718628.003.0009
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Shakespeare’s plays and poems have had, and continue increasingly to have, a major impact on many areas of human life. Fellow poets from Ben Jonson onwards have written appreciatively of ... More
8. King Lear

8. King Lear  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
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10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0009
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9780198785293
‘King Lear’ explains that for readers, as well as for performers, the play may seem a daunting intellectual and emotional challenge. It tells a deeply tragic story, a story of national and ... More
Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction  

Bart van Es

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789823
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.001.0001
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book
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9780198723356
Shakespeare’s Comedies: A Very Short Introduction explores the full range of the playwright’s comic writing over the course of a career spanning nearly a quarter century of ... More
Endings

Endings  

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789823
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198723356
Did Shakespeare write any comic plays after All’s Well That Ends Well (1604–5)? The conventional story has been that Shakespeare’s comedy ended early in the 17th century, despite having ... More

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