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Shakespeare's Comedies: Comprehensive Research and Study Guide (Bloom's Major Dramatists) - Study Notes

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-- User's guide<BR>-- A comprehensive biography of the playwright<BR>-- Detailed plot summaries of each play<BR>-- Extracts from important critical essays that examine important aspects of each work<BR>-- A complete bibliography of the writer's plays<BR>-- A list of critical works about the playwright and his works<BR>-- An index of themes and ideas covered in the plays

Synopsis:

From William Shakespeare to Arthur Miller, the greatest playwrights are examined in a new series edited by noted literary critic Harold Bloom. Each book covers several plays, and includes a biography of the writer, plot summary of each work, and critical interpretations of the plays and their characters. The plays most frequently studied in high school and university literature courses today have been included in this series.

Synopsis:

Discusses the plots, characters, and themes of five Shakespearean comedies.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-118) and index. "Works by William Shakespeare": p. 113-115.

Table of Contents

  1. Biography of William Shakespeare
  2. Plot summary of The taming of the Shrew
  3. List of characters in The taming of the Shrew
  4. Critical views on The taming of the Shrew: --August Wilhelm Schlegel on new life and the prelude
  5. G. Wilson Knight on the Shakespearean tempest
  6. Maynard Mack on engagement and detachment
  7. Ruth Nevo on comic transformation
  8. Joel Fineman on the turn of the Shrew
  9. Plot summary of A midsummer night's dream
  10. List of characters in A midsummer night's dream
  11. Critical views on A midsummer night's dream: --Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Helena's betrayal
  12. G.K. Chesterton on Shakespeare's mysticism of happiness
  13. G. Wilson Knight on imagery and fairyland
  14. Northrop Frye on expounding the dream
  15. E. Talbot Donaldson on Shakespeare reading Chaucer
  16. Harold Bloom on Bottom's common sense and natural goodness
  17. Plot summary of The Merchant of Venice
  18. List of characters in The Merchant of Venice
  19. Critical views of The Merchant of Venice: --August Wilhelm Schlegel on Shakespeare's characterization
  20. William Hazlitt on the masterpiece of Shylock
  21. Elmer Edgar Stoll on Shylock's penalty
  22. Sigmund Freud on the theme of the three caskets
  23. Graham Bradshaw on the preoccupation with appearance
  24. Dereck Cohen on Shakespeare's anti-semitism
  25. Harold Bloom on Shylock's forced conversion
  26. Plot summary of As you like it
  27. List of characters in As you like it
  28. Critical views on As you like it: --Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare's fable
  29. William Hazlitt on Rosalind and Celia
  30. Samuel Taylor Coleridge on an un-Shakespearean speech
  31. George Bernard Shaw on Shakespeare's inaccuracy
  32. Harold C. Goddard on the Emersonian in Shakespeare
  33. C.L. Barber on Touchstone's praise of folly
  34. Harold Bloom on the wit of Rosalind
  35. Plot summary of Twelfth night
  36. List of characters in Twelfth night
  37. Critical views on Twelfth night: --Samuel Johnson on Orsino's perspective
  38. William Hazlitt on the romantic and enthusiastic
  39. Charles Lamb on the character of Malvolio
  40. Harold C. Goddard on Shakespeare's farewell to comedy
  41. C.L. Barber on madness and disguise
  42. Ann Barton on meaning in the names.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791052389
Editor:
Bloom, Harold
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publications
Editor:
Bloom, Harold
Author:
Bloom, Harold
Author:
Bloom, Harold, Ed
Location:
Broomall, PA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Comedies
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Series:
Bloom's Major Dramatists
Series Volume:
no. 1734-1
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
119 p.
Dimensions:
9.31x6.31x.56 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , From William Shakespeare to Arthur Miller, the greatest playwrights are examined in a new series edited by noted literary critic Harold Bloom. Each book covers several plays, and includes a biography of the writer, plot summary of each work, and critical interpretations of the plays and their characters. The plays most frequently studied in high school and university literature courses today have been included in this series.
"Synopsis" by , Discusses the plots, characters, and themes of five Shakespearean comedies.
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