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Published: 24 March 2016

144 Pages | 6 to 8 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780198723356

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Chapter 1

Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

Bart van Es

Very Short Introductions

  • Identifies the five distinctive qualities of Shakespearean comedy, and makes connections across all of Shakespeare's comic plays, including so-called 'romances' such as The Tempest or The Winter's Tale
  • Analyses Shakespeare's comedic plays in the context of their time
  • Explains theories of comedy from Aristotle to Freud and Bergson
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide