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Beyond a common joy : an introduction to Shakespearean comedy / Paul Olson.

  • Author

    Olson, Paul A.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Lincoln, Neb. : Chesham : University of Nebraska Press ; Combined Academic [distributor], 2009.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Comedies.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Humor.


  • Accession number


  • Class

    Reading Room - 48 comedies/OLS

  • ISBN

    9780803215740 (hbk.), 0803215746 (hbk.)

  • Language


  • Physical description

    464 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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General note: Focuses on Shakespeare's Comedies identified as such in the First Folio, discussing how he used themes "beyond private and domestic matters" such as the Empire and conquest, and discusses how his appropriations of his age's ideas about classical myth and biblical scriptures "elevated comedy". Includes a chapter on Measure for measure. Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.