Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies

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Michael J. Collins
University of Delaware Press, 1997 - Drama - 249 pages
"This collection of essays on Shakespeare's early comedies has been designed to suggest how five four-hundred-year-old plays have been and might continue to be, in the words of Jonathan Miller, "assimilated to the interests of the present" to the men and women who encounter them, as texts or performances, in the last years of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

The Afterlife of Shakespeares Early Comedies
13
The Influence of New Comedy on The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew
21
The Tamings of the Shrews
35
Burn the Parasols Play the Quarto
50
Loves Labors Lost and The Convent of Pleasure
75
Feminism and Early Shakespearean Comedy
90
Male Enterprise in The Comedy of Errors
102
Protean Problems and Protean Solutions
126
The Disappearance and Return of Loves Labors Lost
155
Playing the Womans Part in The Taming of the Shrew
176
Robert Lepages Mudsummer Nights Dream
216
Teaching Shakespeares Early Comedies
228
Index
245
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