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Masters of Dramatic Comedy and their Social Themes

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674424289

Publication Date: 01/01/1939

428 pages


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  • Introduction: Laughter and Thoughtful Comedy
  • I. The First Literary Comedy: Aristophanes and Menander
  • II. Roman Imitators: Plautus and Terence
  • III. The Revival of Classical Comedy: Ben Jonson
  • IV. Spain’s Contribution: Lope De Vega and His School
  • V. The Height of French Comedy: Moliè€re
  • VI. The Danish National Theater: Ludvig Holberg
  • VII. The Italian Tradition: Carlo Goldoni
  • VIII. Sentimental and Fantastic Comedy: Lessing and Raimund
  • IX. Crosscurrents in Russia: Gogol, Turgenev, and Chekhov
  • X. Modern Times: Bernard Shaw
  • Bibliography

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