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First 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415489089
ISBN-10: 0415489083
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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