1. Shakespeare and the Traditions of English Stage Comedy: Janette Dillon.
2. Shakespeare’s Festive Comedies: François Laroque.
3. The Humor of It: Bodies, Fluids, and Social Discipline in Shakespearean Comedy: Gail Kern Paster.
4. Class X: Shakespeare, Class, and the Comedies: Peter Holbrook.
5. The Social Relations of Shakespeare’s Comic Households: Mario DiGangi.
6. Shakespeare’s Crossdressing Comedies: Phyllis Rackin.
7. The Homoerotics of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan Comedies: Julie Crawford.
8. Shakespearean Comedy and Material Life: Lena Cowen Orlin.
9. Shakespeare’s Comic Geographies: Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.
10. Rhetoric and Comic Personation in Shakespeare’s Comedies: Lloyd Davis.
11. Fat Knight, or What You Will: Unimitable Falstaff: Ian Frederick Moulton.
12. Wooing and Winning (Or Not): Film/Shakespeare/Comedy and the Syntax of Genre: Barbara Hodgdon.
13. The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Jeffrey Masten.
14. ‘Fie, what a foolish duty call you this?’ The Taming of the Shrew, Women’s Jest, and the Divided Audience: Pamela Allen Brown.
15. The Comedy of Errors and the Calumny of Apelles: An Exercise in Source Study: Richard Dutton.
16. Love’s Labour’s Lost: John Michael Archer.
17. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Helen Hackett.
18. Rubbing at Whitewash: Intolerance in The Merchant of Venice: Marion Wynne-Davies.
19. The Merry Wives of Windsor: Unhusbanding Desires in Windsor: Wendy Wall.
20. Much Ado About Nothing: Alison Findlay.
21. As You Like It : Juliet Dusinberre.
22. Twelfth Night: ‘The Babbling Gossip of the Air’: Penny Gay.
- Contains original essays on every comedy from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to Twelfth Night.
- Includes twelve additional articles on such topics as the humoral body in Shakespearean comedy, Shakespeare's comedies on film, Shakespeare's relation to other comic writers of his time, Shakespeare's cross dressing comedies, and the geographies of Shakespearean comedy.
- Brings together new essays from a diverse, international group of scholars.
- Complements David Scott Kastan's A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), which focused on Shakespeare as an author in his historical context.
- Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies.