Renaissance Comedy

The Italian Masters

Author: Donald Beecher

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802097235

Category: Drama

Page: 465

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In this second volume of Renaissance Comedy, Donald Beecher presents six more of the best-known plays of the period, each with its own introduction, reading notes, and annotations. Beecher's general introduction, though stand-alone, complements and extends the historical and critical essay prefacing the first volume. Together, the eleven plays in both volumes illuminate the range, variety, and development of the Italian comedy. The second volume of Renaissance Comedy raises fascinating questions about the uses of classical literature, the conventions of comedy, the politics of theatrical production, and the representation of contemporary social issues. Though it is clear that comedic plays exercised considerable influence over the development of European drama, these plays are above all remarkable for their sheer wit and invention, and their capacity to generate laughter and admiration in readers nearly half a millennium later.

Divine Comedies for the New Millennium

Recent Dante Translations in America and the Netherlands

Author: Ronald de Rooy

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053566329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

View: 5857

Annotation Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Comedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comedy

Page: 606

View: 1186

The everyman Signet Shakespeare series continues with the first volume of Comedies containing THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. LOVES LABOUR'S LOST, ROMEO AND JULIET (sic) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

The Fatal Conceit

The Errors of Socialism

Author: F.A. Hayek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134962851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8319

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination

Author: Philip A. Greasley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253021162

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1080

View: 2235

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips,graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

The Celebrated Hannah Cowley

Experiments in Dramatic Genre, 1776–1794

Author: Angela Escott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317323475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 3716

Hannah Cowley (1743–1809) was a very successful dramatist, and something of an eighteenth-century celebrity. New critical interest in the drama of this period has meant a resurgence of interest in Cowley’s writing and in the performance of her plays. This is the first substantial monograph study to examine Cowley’s life and work.

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blind

Page: N.A

View: 619


Comedy by the Numbers

Author: Eric Hoffman,Gary Rudoren

Publisher: McSweeneys Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 201

View: 1029

This book is perfect for people who are funny and for those who aren't funny (thus it is marketable to 100 percent of the population). As we all know, true creativity comes from simple formulas and the memorization of data. This new bible makes the secrets of comedy accessible, not only to those funny few among us, but also to those who might not have the ability or talent to be funny. One no longer need worry about originality — just find the right comedy number and apply as needed... and then you're on your way to POPULARITYVILLE!© Comedy by the Numbers is a NEARLY comprehensive list of all comedy characters, bits, scenarios, sketches, skits, shtick, and much more. (We say nearly because we want to leave room for Volume 2.) Included are special hints, tips, and unboring comedy history. Comedy by the Numbers is the brainchild of Prof. Eric Hoffman (Mr. Show) and Dr. Gary Rudoren (Annoyance Theatre) — AND features loads of comedy fun facts that you can memorize and use to impress people at parties!