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Shakespeare's Comedies

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Shakespeare's Comedies by Kiernan Ryan
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In this groundbreaking book one of the most original and compelling voices in contemporary Shakespeare criticism undertakes a detailed study of the ten extraordinary comedies Shakespeare wrote during his first decade as a dramatist: The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Twelfth Night. Through close readings of these plays Kiernan Ryan reveals Shakespeare's deepening disenchantment with his world and his dream of that world transfigured. Ryan engages with each comedy as a unique work of dramatic and poetic art, with its own distinctive concerns and critical challenges, paying special attention to its language and form. As the haunting vision shared by the plays emerges from Ryan's acute analysis of each of them, the book transforms our understanding and appreciation of Shakespearean comedy. Written in a lively, accessible style, Shakespeare's Comedies is essential reading not only for students and teachers, but also for anyone keen to consider these plays from a fresh perspective.

Author Biography

KIERNAN RYAN is Professor of English Language and Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Shakespeare (3rd Edition) and the editor of Shakespeare: Texts and Contexts. He is an established reviewer for The Guardian, The Independent and The Times Higher Education Supplement.
Release date NZ
April 21st, 2009
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
304 p.
Imprint
Red Globe Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
138x217x17
ISBN-13
9780333599327
Product ID
2854135

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