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Title: English and French theories of tragedy and comedy : based on the appreciation of Shakespeare in France : with special reference to Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, The taming of the shrew, A midsummer nights dream, The falstaff plays, As you like it, Measure for measure
Author: Platt, Peter
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1957
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This work discusses the theory of the Tragic and the Comic as revealed in the French approach to Shakespeare's tragedy and comedy, with particular reference to certain examples of each genre. In part I, chapters 1-4 inclusive examine questions which are basic to the understanding of Shakespeare in France. In part II, chapters 5-9 inclusive deal with the French approach to Shakespeare's tragedy, the first two of them being based on "Shakespeare and Corneille" and "Shakespeare and Racine" respectively. In part III, chapters 10-16 inclusive turn to the question of the French approach to Shakespeare's comedy, the first of them trying to throw some light on the complex differences and similarities between French and English comedy.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PN Literature (General) ; PQ Romance literatures ; PR English literature