By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard
The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, bargains a uniquely finished image of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity appears at Shakespeare’s comedies.
- Contains unique essays on each comedy from The gents of Verona to Twelfth Night.
- Includes twelve extra articles on such subject matters because the humoral physique in Shakespearean comedy, Shakespeare's comedies on movie, Shakespeare's relation to different comedian writers of his time, Shakespeare's move dressing comedies, and the geographies of Shakespearean comedy.
- Brings jointly new essays from a various, overseas team of students.
- Complements David Scott Kastan's A significant other to Shakespeare (1999), which all in favour of Shakespeare as an writer in his historic context.
- Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare stories.
Chapter 1 Shakespeare and the Traditions of English degree Comedy (pages 4–22): Janette Dillon
Chapter 2 Shakespeare's Festive Comedies (pages 23–46): Francois Laroque
Chapter three The Humor of It: our bodies, Fluids, and Social self-discipline in Shakespearean Comedy (pages 47–66): Gail Kern Paster
Chapter four category X: Shakespeare, category, and the Comedies (pages 67–89): Peter Holbrook
Chapter five The Social family members of Shakespeare's comedian families (pages 90–113): Mario DiGangi
Chapter 6 Shakespeare's Crossdressing Comedies (pages 114–136): Phyllis Rackin
Chapter 7 The Homoerotics of Shakespeare's Elizabethan Comedies (pages 137–158): Julie Crawford
Chapter eight Shakespearean Comedy and fabric existence (pages 159–181): Lena Cowen Orlin
Chapter nine Shakespeare's comedian Geographies (pages 182–199): Garrett A. Sullivan
Chapter 10 Rhetoric and comedian Personation in Shakespeare's Comedies (pages 200–222): Lloyd Davis
Chapter eleven fats Knight, or What you are going to: Unimitable Falstaff (pages 223–242): Ian Frederick Moulton
Chapter 12 Wooing and successful (Or Not): Film/Shakespeare/Comedy and the Syntax of style (pages 243–265): Barbara Hodgdon
Chapter thirteen the 2 gents of Verona (pages 266–288): Jeffrey Masten
Chapter 14 “Fie, what a silly responsibility name you this?” The Taming of the Shrew, Women's Jest, and the Divided viewers (pages 289–306): Pamela Allen Brown
Chapter 15 The Comedy of error and The Calumny of Apelles: An workout in resource learn (pages 307–319): Richard Dutton
Chapter sixteen Love's Labour's misplaced (pages 320–337): John Michael Archer
Chapter 17 A Midsummer Night's Dream (pages 338–357): Helen Hackett
Chapter 18 Rubbing at Whitewash: Intolerance within the service provider of Venice (pages 358–375): Marion Wynne?Davies
Chapter 19 The Merry better halves of Windsor: Unhusbanding wishes in Windsor (pages 376–392): Wendy Wall
Chapter 20 a lot Ado approximately not anything (pages 393–410): Alison Findlay
Chapter 21 As you love It (pages 411–428): Juliet Dusinberre
Chapter 22 12th evening: “The Babbling Gossip of the Air” (pages 429–446): Penny homosexual
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Extra resources for A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume 3: Literature and Culture
In an article called “The Two Worlds of Shakespearean Comedy” Shearman Hawkins (1967) has proposed a second type presenting a number of significant variations on the original model. According to this critic, comedies like The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, and Twelfth Night, are built on an “alternate pattern” according to which, instead of leaving the court to move into the green world, the characters stay put and are visited by outsiders who upset the daily life of the community (like Cesario arriving in Illyria, for instance) (ibid: 67–8).
No, my good lord, it is more pleasing stuff. Sly. What, household stuff? 24 François Laroque Bartholomew. It is a kind of history. Sly. Well, we’ll see’t. 64–136) Sly’s dream that he has become a lord and may be treated to a private performance of a “comonty” in his own house certainly anticipates Bottom’s dream that he was loved by the fairy queen before waking up and walking away from the woods to play Pyramus at the marriage revels at Duke Theseus’ court. 1 But both fictions are used by Shakespeare to illustrate his style of popular, romantic comedy as opposed to the more learned, elitist form of play which Ben Jonson was to advocate a few years later.
The obstacles to love do not come from the opposition of a tyrannical old father but from inside the lovers themselves, so that the conflict of generations is replaced by the battle of the sexes. Shearman Hawkins calls these the “comedies of the closed world” and their two principles are “acting out” (releasing latent desires or impulses) and “fixing the blame,” thus locating the madness or evil in one particular character (Falstaff, Don John, or Malvolio) who may be overpowered or driven out of the community (ibid: 71).