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Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character

By Karen Newman

Routledge – 2004 – 156 pages

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Description

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.

Name: Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Karen Newman. 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...
Categories: Shakespeare, Drama by Period - Renaissance, Shakespeare, Early Modern/Renaissance Literature