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Title:
The death of comedy
Author:
Segal, Erich, 1937-2010.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xi, 589 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Etymologies: getting to the root of it -- The song of the Kōmos -- The lyre and the phallus -- Aristophanes: the one and only? -- Failure and success -- The Birds: the uncensored fantasy -- Requiem for a genre? -- The comic catastrophe -- O Menander! O life! -- Plautus makes an entrance -- A Plautine problem play -- Terence: the African connection -- The mother-in-law of modern comedy -- Machiavelli: the comedy of evil -- Marlowe: Schade and Freude -- Shakespeare: errors and Erōs -- Twelfth night: dark clouds over Illyria -- Molière: the class of '68 -- The fox, the fops, and the factorum -- Comedy explodes -- Beckett: the death of comedy.
ISBN:
9780674006430
Format :
Book