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Four Comedies

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Four Comedies by William Shakespeare
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Shakespearean comedy has as much to do with the structure and movement of the drama as with the wit of its dialogue or the humour of its characters. In these four comedies there is a near-tragic crisis at which disaster or happiness may ensue, but the overriding force of goodwill and the power of understanding, love and generosity brings us through to a joyful conclusion. In comedy, 'sweet are the uses of adversity', so that the most bitter circumstances - exile, oppression, unrequited love - can give rise to higher feelings of friendship, respect, sympathy and acceptance. In this collection of Shakespeare's four most spirited comedies, each text comes complete with notes and an introduction, making this edition of particular value to students, scholars and theatre-goers.

Author Biography

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems.
Release date NZ
October 27th, 1994
Contributors
Edited by G.R. Hibbard Edited by M. M. Mahood Edited by Stanley W. Wells
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
688
Dimensions
129x198x29
ISBN-13
9780140434545
Product ID
1683868

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