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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the Theater

by David Richman

         ISBN: 978-0874133882

         Published in 1994


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This work explores the relations between Shakespeare's comedies and their theatrical audience and attempts to demonstrate that laughter, pain, and wonder are the primary responses invited by comedies. Also explored are numerous examples of ways that comedies may be most effectively staged.

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