Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character

1st Edition

Karen Newman

Routledge
Published September 26, 2008
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9780415489089 - CAT# Y104888

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Summary

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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