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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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Why did theatre audiences laugh in Shakespeare's day? Why do they still laugh now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, so that his plays continue to amuse and move audiences? What do his comedies have to say about love, sex, gender, power, family, community, and class? What place have pain, cruelty, and even death in a comedy? Why all ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published April 7th 2008 by Cambridge University Press
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