Four Comedies

Four Comedies

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Edited by: G. R. Hibbard
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Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140434545
  • 688 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A Penguin Classics edition containing The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night

Shakespearean comedy has as much to do with the structure and movement of the drama as with the wit of its dialogue or the humour of its characters. In these four comedies there is a near-tragic crisis at which disaster or happiness may ensue, but the overriding force of goodwill and the power of understanding, love and generosity brings us through to a joyful conclusion. In comedy, ‘sweet are the uses of adversity’, so that the most bitter circumstances – exile, oppression, unrequited love – can give rise to higher feelings of friendship, respect, sympathy and acceptance. In this collection of Shakespeare’s four most spirited comedies, each text comes complete with notes and an introduction, making this edition of particular value to students, scholars and theatre-goers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Four Comedies

Four Comedies

Written by: William Shakespeare, Edited by: G. R. Hibbard, Edited by: Stanley Wells

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