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Beyond a common joy : an introduction to Shakespearean comedy, Paul A. Olson

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Beyond a common joy : an introduction to Shakespearean comedy
Title
Beyond a common joy
Title remainder
an introduction to Shakespearean comedy
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Olson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like the best tragic or epic writers, Shakespeare in his comedies goes beyond private and domestic matters in order to draw on the whole of the commonwealth. He examines how a ruler's or a court's community at the household and local levels shapes the politics of empire - existing or nascent empires such as England, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, Venice, and the Ottoman Empire or part empires such as Rome and Athens - where all their suffering and silliness play into how they govern. In Olson's work we also see how Shakespeare's appropriation of his age's ideas about classical myth and biblical scriptures bring to his comic action a sort of sacral profundity in keeping with notions of poetry as "inspired" and comic endings as more than merely happy but as, in fact, uncommonly joyful."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olson, Paul A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2981
LC item number
.O67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Comedy
  • Komödie
  • Komödie
  • Komödie
  • Comedy
  • Humorous plays
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Beyond a common joy : an introduction to Shakespearean comedy, Paul A. Olson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-332) and index
Contents
On historical understandings of Shakespeare's works -- Shakespeare and the invention of grand comic form -- Shakespearean comedic myths -- Biblical story and festival enter Shakespearean comedy -- Empire and conquest in the comedies -- Measure for measure as form, myth, and Scripture
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780803215740
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023199
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221147734
  • (OCoLC)ocn221147734
Label
Beyond a common joy : an introduction to Shakespearean comedy, Paul A. Olson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-332) and index
Contents
On historical understandings of Shakespeare's works -- Shakespeare and the invention of grand comic form -- Shakespearean comedic myths -- Biblical story and festival enter Shakespearean comedy -- Empire and conquest in the comedies -- Measure for measure as form, myth, and Scripture
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780803215740
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023199
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221147734
  • (OCoLC)ocn221147734

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