Author: Alexander Leggatt
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 4607First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl changes in The Merchant of Venice are seen to have a quite different significance from those in As You Like It.
Includes All's Well that Ends Well, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles Prince of Tyre, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, and more!
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
View: 5006A massive anthology of Shakespeare's comedies are collected here; included is an analysis of each major work and a biography about the life and times of Shakespeare. The following works are included in this collection: All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It The Comedy of Errors A Fairy Tale in Two Acts Taken from Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing Pericles Prince of Tyre The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona The Winter's Tale
All’s Well That Ends Well + As You Like It + The Comedy Of Errors + Love’s Labour’s Lost + Measure For Measure + The Merchant Of Venice + The Merry Wives Of Windsor + A Midsummer Night’s Dream + Much Ado About Nothing + Pericles Prince Of Tyre + The Taming Of The Shrew + The Tempest + Twelfth Night Or, What You Will + The Two Gentlemen Of Verona + The Two Noble Kinsmen + The Winter’s Tale
Author: William Shakespeare
View: 7496This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Comedies of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The plays of Shakespeare that are usually categorised as comedies are generally identifiable as the comedies of Shakespeare in that they are full of fun, irony and dazzling wordplay. They also abound in disguises and mistaken identities with very convoluted plots that are difficult to follow, with very contrived endings. A Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare's other plays. Patterns in the comedies include movement to a "green world", both internal and external conflicts, and a tension between Apollonian and Dionysian values. Table of Contents: All’s Well That Ends Well As You Like It The Comedy Of Errors Love’s Labour’s Lost Measure For Measure The Merchant Of Venice The Merry Wives Of Windsor A Midsummer Night’s Dream Much Ado About Nothing Pericles Prince Of Tyre The Taming Of The Shrew The Tempest Twelfth Night Or, What You Will The Two Gentlemen Of Verona The Two Noble Kinsmen The Winter’s Tale William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain.