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The growth and structure of Elizabethan comedy [by] M. C. Bradbrook.

By: Bradbrook, M. C. (Muriel Clara), 1909-1993
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1973Edition: New edDescription: viii, 264 p. 23 cmISBN: 0701105593Subject(s): English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism | English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticismDDC classification: 822.052 LOC classification: PR658.C6 | B7 1973Dissertation note: In this study, first published in 1979, Professor Bradbrook adopts an historic approach to comedy as a social form, showing its beginnings in medieval drama, its development in various settings, the evolution of different 'kinds' or genres, and the Shakesperean synthesis. The critical comedy which emerged at the turn of the sixteenth century is associated with Ben Jonson, and he and Shakespeare are contrasted, whilst such figures round them as Lyly, Peele, Greene and Nashe in
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In this study, first published in 1979, Professor Bradbrook adopts an historic approach to comedy as a social form, showing its beginnings in medieval drama, its development in various settings, the evolution of different 'kinds' or genres, and the Shakesperean synthesis. The critical comedy which emerged at the turn of the sixteenth century is associated with Ben Jonson, and he and Shakespeare are contrasted, whilst such figures round them as Lyly, Peele, Greene and Nashe in

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