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Author Shershow, Scott Cutler, 1953-

Title Laughing matters : the paradox of comedy / Scott Cutler Shershow
Published Amherst, MA : University of Massachusetts Press, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 151 pages)
Contents 1. Comedy and criticism: an ambivalent tradition: Character -- Plot -- From irony to transcendence -- 2. Comedy and commerce: The Plautine success story -- Machiavellian humor -- Middleton's trick -- 3. Comedy and faith: a transcendent history: The play and the world -- Medieval mastery -- Mayakovsky's mystery -- The Shavian solution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Comedy -- History and criticism.
Comic, The.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585271585 (electronic bk.)
9780585271583 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)