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The Shakespearean Comic and Tragicomic: French Inflections - Manchester University Press (Hardback)
  • The Shakespearean Comic and Tragicomic: French Inflections - Manchester University Press (Hardback)
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The Shakespearean Comic and Tragicomic: French Inflections - Manchester University Press (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 17/01/2020
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In exploring links between the early modern English theatre and France, Richard Hillman focuses on Shakespeare's deployment of genres whose dominant Italian models and affinities might seem to leave little scope for French ones. The author draws on specific and unsuspected points of contact, whilst also pointing out a broad tendency by the dramatist, to draw on French material, both dramatic and non-dramatic, to inflect comic forms in potentially tragic directions. The resulting internal tensions are evident from the earliest comedies to the latest tragicomedies (or 'romances'). While its many original readings will interest specialists and students of Shakespeare, this book will have broader appeal: it contributes significantly, from an unfamiliar angle, to the contemporary discourse concerned with early modern English culture within the European context. At the same time, it is accessible to a wide range of readers, with translations provided for all non-English citations.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526144072
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


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'In sum, Hillman's The Shakespearean Comic and Tragicomic is a masterly study of intertextuality. It will become an important model for comparative literature specialists owing to its astute demonstration of evolving French and English theatrical forms and tastes. We are given a rich tapestry of ideas about narrative and dramatic romance circulating between France and England in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Given the density of the argument deployed, the book should be savored over several sittings.' H-France Review -- .

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