Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character Dramatic Convention in Classical and Renaissance Comedy (Paperback)
|Author: Karen Newman|
|First published in 1985. In this revisionist history of comic characterization, Karen Newman argues that, contrary to received opinion, Shakespeare was not the first comic dramatist to create self-conscious characters who seem lifelike or realistic. His comic practice is firmly set within a comic tradition which stretches from Plautus and Menander to playwrights of the Italian Renaissance. *Author: Newman, Karen *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 168 *Publication Date: 2008/10/06 *Language: English *Dimensions: 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.36 inches|
Perhaps the central question about Shakespeare''s comedies is whether they ...