Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
First published in 1987.
This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl changes in The Merchant of Venice are seen to have a quite different significance from those in As You Like It.
 

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Contents

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
21
The Taming of the Shrew
41
Loves Labours Lost
63
A Midsummer Nights Dream
89
The Merchant of Venice
117
Much Ado About Nothing
151
As You Like It
185
Twelfth Night
221
beyond Twelfth Night
255
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