The Comedies of William Shakespeare, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615309330
  • ISBN-13: 9781615309337
  • DDC: 822.3
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In Shakespeare’s time, the term “comedy” did not necessarily denote something funny or amusing. Rather, through such plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice, the playwright examines other defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Art of Comedy.
2: Shakespeare's Early Comedies.
3: The Later Romantic Comedies.
4: Shakespeare's Other Comedies and Romances.
5: Shakespeare's English Contemporaries in Comedy.
6: Shakespeare's Playhouse.