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4. Myth and ritual

4. Myth and ritual  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198724704
‘Myth and ritual’ explores the myth-ritualist theory, which proposes myth does not stand by itself, but is tied to ritual. Myth is not just a statement but an action. Whatever the tie ... More
4. Time

4. Time  

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789823
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198723356
‘Time’ considers the strange ways in which Shakespeare manipulates time. In 1570, Lodovico Castelvetro stated that the perfect comedy should be restricted to events lasting no longer than ... More
8. Endgames

8. Endgames  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199601714
The speaker goes out a with a bang, not a whimper, and makes the best out of a bad situation. Such endings are at the centre of the human comedy because they play up the folly of it all ... More
5. Myth and literature

5. Myth and literature  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198724704
The relationship between myth and literature has taken varying forms, the most obvious being the use of myth in works of literature. ‘Myth and literature’ explores mythic themes in ... More
1. In the beginning …

1. In the beginning …  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199601714
‘In the beginning…’ examines the likely origins of comedy and asks: when was it born? The etymological roots of the word hint at obscure origins. Comedy can offer us reassurance. In Ancient ... More
Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Comedy: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Bevis

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199601714
Comedy: A Very Short Introduction studies written forms of comedy such as prose fiction, poetry, caricatures, and cartoons. There are also performance forms of comedy such as ... More

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