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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Robert D. Hume Some 250 English comedies are set in London between circa 1600 and 1737. Three clichés about them remain current. First, “Jacobean city comedy” performs serious sociopolitical work. Second, the social level of the protagonists rises in the “comedy of wit” or “comedy of manners...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1952) 13 (2): 214–215.
Published: 01 June 1952
...Leslie A. Marchand Thomas Marc Parrott. New York: Oxford University Press, 1949. Pp. xiv + 417. $6.50. Copyright © 1952 by Duke University Press 1952 REVIEWS Shukespearean Comedy. By THOMASMARC PARROTT. New York: Oxford Uni- versity Press, 1949...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1945) 6 (3): 355–356.
Published: 01 September 1945
... CROSS University of Chicago Albuinazar : A Comedy [ 16151, by Thomas Tomkis. Edited by HUGH G. DICK.Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Pub- lications in English, Vol. 13, 1944. Pp. x + 218. $2.00. It is axiomatic that the excellence of an edition may be in inverse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1946) 7 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 September 1946
.... HELENANDREWS KAHIN University of Washington Shakespearean Comedy and Other Studies. By GEORGEGORDON. New York : Oxford University Press, 1944. Pp. vii + 158. $2.50. This little volume was published two years after Professor Gor- don’s death. It consists of four lectures delivered at...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1986) 47 (4): 436–441.
Published: 01 December 1986
... critic and thus risks, along with the rest of us, that “any fresh attempt of the part of the critic to fix the comedy of theDecameroia with stable definitions may turn out to be a hazard, a way of falling into the author’s unconscionable trap and being caught, like thejudge, in the spirals of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1986) 47 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 June 1986
...Thomas P. Hennings Copyright © 1986 by Duke University Press 1986 THE ANGLICAN DOCTRINE OF THE AFFECTIONATE MARRIAGE IN THE COMEDY OF ERRORS By THOMASP. HENNINGS At...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1987) 48 (3): 242–253.
Published: 01 September 1987
...’ TOM JONES THE COMEDY OF KNOWLEDGE BJJJOHN UNSWORTH Pope’s couplet expresses a dilemma that was of particular im- portance during the Augustan Age-the inadequacy of reason to the discovery of design. Mortals forced by circumstances to judge and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1988) 49 (3): 292–294.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Glending Olson Kendrick Laura. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1988. xi + 215 pp. $28.00. Copyright © 1988 by Duke University Press 1988 REVIEWS Chaucerian Play: Comedy and Control in lhe “Canterbury Tales.” By LAURAKEN- DKICK...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1943) 4 (3): 364–366.
Published: 01 September 1943
... quaint Mr. T. S. Eliot has a sticker candidate up his sleeve. JOHN L. LIEVSAY Stanford University Matrimonial Law a.nd the Ma.teria1.s of Restoration Comedy. By GELLERTSPENCER ALLEMAN. Published by the author. Provi- dence Road, Wallingford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1942) 3 (3): 458–460.
Published: 01 September 1942
.... HENRYS. LUCAS University of H4ishington The Theatre of the Basoche. The Contribution of the Law Societies to French Mediaeval Comedy. By HOWARDGRAHAM HARVEY. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1941 (Harvard Studies in Romance Languages, 17). Pp. 255...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
... Troubled AgeriI: T?~igeid Meloduivio o)i the iZlodvm Stcigr) (1973). Considered alone, Tii~Wqs of tliv World is as good a book ;is has e\fer been written on comedy; taken as a capstone to an edifice erected in a decade, it can be seen to add to the power of’ its already f0rmidable predecessors...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1971) 32 (4): 365–376.
Published: 01 December 1971
...Stephen L. Wailes Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 BEDROOM COMEDY IN THE iVZBELUNGENLfED By STEPHENL. WAILES Gunther’s wedding nights are among the,more famous episodes of the Nibelwzgenlied and are perhaps the most difficult to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 228–234.
Published: 01 September 1960
...Judd D. Hubert Copyright © 1960 by Duke University Press 1960 THE COMEDY OF INCOMPATIBILITY IN MOLIGRE’S DON GARCIE DE NAVARRE By JUDD D. HUBERT W. D. Howarth has proved that Don Garcie de Navarre, far from being a misguided venture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 262–264.
Published: 01 September 1960
..., parallel manifestations of the same pattern of culture. The author is, of course, careiul to point out that Shakespeare did not invent a comedy to express the so-called saturnalian pattern, but “started work with theatrical and literary sources already highly developed.” In fact, he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 270–271.
Published: 01 September 1960
... critical apparatus which Charles Lillie’s volumes so much need. ROBERTJ. ALLEN IVillinms College Comedy and Society from Conyrcve to Fielding. By JOHN LOFTIS. Stanford: Stanford Studies in Language and Literature, XIX, 1959...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1960) 21 (4): 372–373.
Published: 01 December 1960
... representative nature for an important segment of thought. But, at Geneva between 1546 and 1568, only two plays (if Chambers has been exhaustive) were allowed performance, and one of these was a comedy of Terence (1549). Similarly, in her useful exposition of Biblical plays acted and written in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1963) 24 (2): 151–157.
Published: 01 June 1963
...P. H. Davison Copyright © 1963 by Duke University Press 1963 YOLPONE AND THE OLD COMEDY By P. H. DAVISON Although Jonson called filpone “quick commdie, refined this description has not satisfied critics puzzled by the precise nature of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1964) 25 (4): 498–499.
Published: 01 December 1964
...Arthur W. Hoffman Frank Harper Moore. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1963. 264 pp. $6.00. Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 498 REVIEWS The Nobler Pleasure: Dryden’s Comedy in Theory and Practice. By...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1964) 25 (4): 501–503.
Published: 01 December 1964
... portrait for the dust jacket and frontispiece, would no doubt have pleased his subject. JOHN R. CARY Haverford College The Dark Comedy: The Development of Modern Comic Tragedy. By J. L. STYAN. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1962...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ignore this, recognizing that drama is not sociology and that the dewy myopia of closure is part of comedy’s appeal. O’Neill has simply raised the stakes. And, granted, the sight of sinful lovers heading eastward from a “purty” rustic scene (O’Neill 1988a , 2:377) recalls a long-ago expulsion from a...