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Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism

Emma Smith (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22011-4
320 pages
October 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
Shakespeare
This Guide introduces students to critical writing on Shakespeare’s comedies over the last four centuries.

  • Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s history plays.
  • Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions.
  • Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context.
  • Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.
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Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Part I: The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Histories 1590-1914.

Part II: Twentieth-Century Criticism.

Index
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Emma Smith is Fellow of Hertford College and Lecturer in English at Oxford University. Her publications include Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedie (ed. 1998) and Shakespeare in Production: Henry V (2000).
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  • Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s comedies.
  • Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions.
  • Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context.
  • Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.
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"clearly designed to make friendly that enormous and daunting edifice of Shakespeare criticism. [...] extremely helful historical and generic overviews" THES

[and talking about all three books together:]

"Altogether, either as the source of critical thinking or as reference guides and bibliographies, these volumes will prove convenient and interesting as auhtoritatively conducted tours of their domains." THES

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