Eight Great Comedies

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Meridian, Jul 1, 1996 - Drama - 469 pages
"The complete text of the world's great comedies from ancient times to the twentieth century"--Cover.

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User Review  - funfunyay - LibraryThing

Couldn't stand Aristophanes. Macchievelli is predictably amoral. At this point, I am beginning to think that perhaps, comedy does not stand the test of time the way tregedy does. Bad things are pretty ... Read full review

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Featuring a collection of eight comedies across the ages and from different countries, Sylvan Barnet et al manage to give a broad overview of the dramatic category, whetting the appetite, making the ... Read full review


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Barnet is former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.

About the Author:
William Westbrook Burton studied violin and chamber music at The Juilliard School of Music. He subsequently moved to the United Kingdom, where he has worked with various orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. As a writer he
has contributed to Music and Musicians and The Musical Times.Conversations About Bernstein is his first book.

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