Blackwell Guides to Criticism: Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism

Editor/Author Smith, Emma
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-22011-4
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Comedies
  • 2 Genre
  • Marriage as Comic Closure - Lisa Hopkins
  • False Immortality in Measure for Measure - Robert N. Watson
  • 3 Language
  • Here Follows Prose - Russ McDonald
  • Transfer of Title in Love's Labour's Lost - Katharine Eisaman Maus
  • 4 Gender and Sexuality
  • Helena's Bed-trick - David McCandless
  • The Homoerotics of Shakespearian Comedy - Valerie Traub
  • 5 History and Politics 192
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? - Kim F. Hall
  • Bottom's Up - Annabel Patterson
  • 6 Performance
  • Kate: Interpreting the Silence - Carol Rutter
  • As You Like It - Penny Gay