Shakespeare’s comedies combine charm and wit with probing intelligence. Through detailed analysis of passages from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Twelfth Night this book explores the satire and sympathy, the linguistic variety, and the dramatic skill which make Shakespearean comedy both entertaining and profound. Part II suggests connections with the rest of Shakespeare’s work, and concludes with a survey of comic theory and criticism devoted to the comedies. The book is part of a series entitled ‘Analysing Texts’.
Paperback – some wear and tear to back cover – otherwise in good condition