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Author Frye, Northrop, author.

Title The myth of deliverance : reflections on Shakespeare's problem comedies / Northrop Frye ; introduction by A.C. Hamilton
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [1993]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 90 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The reversal of action -- The reversal of energy -- The reversal of reality
Summary In these essays Northrop Frye addresses a question which preoccupied him throughout his long and distinguished career - the conception of comedy, particularly Shakespearean comedy, and its relation to human experience.In most forms of comedy, and certainly in the New Comedy with which Shakespeare was concerned, the emphasis is on moving towards a climax in which the end incorporates the beginning. Such a climax is a vision of deliverance or expanded energy and freedom. Frye draws on the Aristotelian notion of reversal, or peripeteia, to analyse the three plays commonly known as the 'problem comedies': Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well, and Troilus and Cressida, showing how they anticipate the romances of Shakespeare's final period
Notes "Based on the Tamblyn lectures, given at the University of Western Ontario on 25, 26, and 27 March 1981"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page xx)
Notes Print version record
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Comedies.
SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 fast
Shakespeare, William. swd
Comédie de Genève gnd
Subject Comedy.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Humorous plays
All's well that ends well (Shakespeare)
Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare)
Form Electronic book
Author Hamilton, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1921-2016, writer of supplementary textual content
LC no. 94161567
ISBN 9781442664715
Other Titles Reflections on Shakespeare's problem comedies