Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character
By (author) Karen Newman
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Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character by Karen Newman
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1985. In this revisionist history of comic characterization, Karen Newman argues that, contrary to received opinion, Shakespeare was not the first comic dramatist to create self-conscious characters who seem 'lifelike' or 'realistic'. His comic practice is firmly set within a comic tradition which stretches from Plautus and Menander to playwrights of the Italian Renaissance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415489089
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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