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The Great Comedies and Tragedies - Shakespeare, William, and Buchanan, Judith (Introduction by), and Smith, Emma (Introduction by)
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The Comedies with Introductions by Judith Buchanan. These Comedies are among the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. In each a problem emerges, is then intensified to a point of maximum confusion and potential upset, before the chaos is resolved, however improbably, into general goodwill and a spate of marriages. The triumph of these plays lies in the way they mingle humorous stage business and dexterous word play with a more serious study of identity, gender, dreaming, the meaning of love, even of the theatre itself. They ...

The Great Comedies and Tragedies 2005, Wordsworth Editions Ltd, Herts

ISBN-13: 9781840221459