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Elizabethan Comic Character Conventions as Revealed in the Comedies of George Chapman

Kreider, Paul V

Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1935
Condition: Very Good - Fine Hardcover
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xi, 206 (1) pp, foreword, I. Chapman a Typical Elizabethan Dramatist; II. Conventional Elizabethan Technique for the Identification and Exposition of Character; III. Management of Disguised Characters; IV. Use and Modification of Conventional Comic Characters. Domestic Figures; V. Use and Modification of Conventional Comic Characters. Domestic Figures (Continued); VI. Use and Modification of Conventional Comic Characters (Continued). Figures from the Streets; VII. Employment of Elizabethan Psychology for Purposes of Characterization; VIII. Chapman and the Comedy of Humours; Appendix: A. Notes on the Life and Writings of Chapman; B. The Dates of Chapman's Comedies; C. The Identification and Exposition of Characters in Comedies of Elizabethan Dramatists Other Than Chapman, with Notes on Epithetic Characterization and Disguised Figures; D. Coeffeteau and Otheres on the Human System; bibliography, index. Language and Literature series, Volume XVII: First Edition, 1935. "It is probable that the comic writers of the Elizabethan period were students of technique, that the workshops of the theaters were to some extent schools where men studied and applied the known rules of a craft. An examination of the accepted devices throws much light upon the conditions of sixteenth- century dramatic composition, and need not interfere with one's admiration for the frequently beautiful poetry, solid philosophy, and humane emotionalism to be found in the works of the old playwrights. I should be added that many, perhaps all, of the conventions presented in this analysis of comedy are observable in tragedy as well." from the Foreword. Age-toned top text block edge with faintly toned bottom and fore- text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002838

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Title: Elizabethan Comic Character Conventions as ...

Publisher: University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good - Fine

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Edition: First Edition.

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