By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, deals a uniquely finished photograph of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity seems to be at Shakespeare’s comedies.

  • Contains unique essays on each comedy from The gents of Verona to Twelfth Night.
  • Includes twelve extra articles on such themes because the humoral physique in Shakespearean comedy, Shakespeare's comedies on movie, Shakespeare's relation to different comedian writers of his time, Shakespeare's go dressing comedies, and the geographies of Shakespearean comedy.
  • Brings jointly new essays from a various, foreign workforce of students.
  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A significant other to Shakespeare (1999), which serious about Shakespeare as an writer in his old context.
  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare experiences.

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 type X: Shakespeare, category, and the Comedies (pages 67–89): Peter Holbrook
Chapter five The Social kinfolk 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'll: 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 accountability 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 blunders and The Calumny of Apelles: An workout in resource examine (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 other 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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She’s too rough for me. 52–5) The court/cart pun here obliquely refers to the Shrove Tuesday practice of dragging prostitutes from houses of ill-fame and parading them through the town in carts for the crowds to jeer at them (Laroque 1991: 100). But in other cases it was the husband or his nearest neighbor who were publicly humiliated for allowing his wife to have deceived or humiliated him: I have sometimes met in the streets of London a woman carrying a figure of straw representing a man, crown’d with very ample horns, preceded by a drum, and followed by a mob, making a most grating noise with tongs, gridirons, frying-pans and saucepans.

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Associated with anti-authoritarian summer festivals in which the boundary between game and rebellion was ill-defined” (Wiles 1987: 44). Michael Mangan explains how it progressively left the green of the local village to become incorporated on the London stage: Morris dancing itself forms a significant strand in the development of comedy: part entertainment and part ritual, it acts as a bridge between the general festivities of the country community and the performance in the London theatres . .

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