Shakespeare The Comedies Author:Kenneth Muir Despite differences between Shakespeare's time and ours in language, in taste, in mores, his comedies still produce that sure sign of success--uninhibited laughter. — But, as the critics in this volume ably contend, the world of Shakesparean comedy is made of more than make-believe, quick action, and brilliant repartee. Shakespeare's genuis was t... more »o probe, delicately but deeply, subtle and enduring characteristics of humanity. Each play is set in a land of its own, yet through these lands move characters recognizable in our own world. The ethereal chreatures of the imagination like Puck and Ariel, who weave about them petic merriment unsurpassed in comic literature.
Among the essays in this volume are:
As You Like It--Helen Gardner
The Winter's Tale--Derek Traversi
Helena--G. Wilson Knight
Shakespeare's Method: The Merchant of Venice--J. Middleton Murry« less