Chapter 1. The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Comedies

  1. Emma Smith

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775783.ch1

Shakespeare's Comedies

Shakespeare's Comedies

How to Cite

Smith, E. (ed) (2008) The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Comedies, in Shakespeare's Comedies, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470775783.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631220114

Online ISBN: 9780470775783

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Keywords:

  • William Shakespeare's comedies;
  • Shakespearean criticism;
  • comic style;
  • timber, or discoveries;
  • post-restoration culture

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • 1590–1660

  • 1660–1720: ‘Good in Parts’ - Texts in Print and on Stage

  • 1720–1765: Editions and Editors

  • 1765–1800: Stage and Page

  • 1800–1840: Romantic Critics - Schlegel, Coleridge, Hazlitt

  • 1840–1905: Bardolatry, Biography and the Division of the Comedies

  • References and Further Reading