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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... “begins as comedy.” 29 The archetypal Dyskolos ends with the senex Knemon agreeing to “face the tortures” of the wedding dance only after having been abused. The ending celebrates youth’s triumph over age: “If you’ve all enjoyed our victory/With this old nuisance, we request your kind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 214–215.
Published: 01 June 1952
...Leslie A. Marchand REVIEWS Shukespearean Comedy. By THOMASMARC PARROTT. New York: Oxford Uni- versity Press, 1949. Pp. xiv + 417. $6.50. Professor Parrott’s book represents the accumulated knowledge arid mature judgment of a long-time student of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 109–110.
Published: 01 March 1949
... they had wished to make Andreas chaplain of the court, I assume they could have done so, and one more hypocrite would have received his reward. JOHN J. PARRY {Jniversity of Illinois The Love-Game Comedy. By DAVIDLLOYD STEVENSON. Xew York...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 367–376.
Published: 01 September 1949
...Edward Stone SWIFT AND THE HORSES : MISANTHROPY OR COMEDY? By EDWARDSTONE Some thirteen years ago Ricardo Quintana attempted to raise the siege that criticism has laid to Part IV of Gulliver’s Travels. He bal- anced Swift’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 151–157.
Published: 01 June 1963
...P. H. Davison 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 play. Edward B. Partridge, in his illuminating study of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (1951) 12 (2): 233–234.
Published: 01 June 1951
.... ARNOLDSTEIN University of Washington The Goy CoupZe in Restoration Comedy. By JOHN HARRINGTONSMITH. Cam- bridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1948. Pp. vii + 252. $3.50. Professor Smith’s book is a study of the love duel between two young people who “disown the scandal of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 176–178.
Published: 01 June 1955
... work. CURTISC. D. VAIL University of Washington The Esthetic Intent of Tieck’s Fantastic Comedy. By RAYMONDM. IMMERWAHR. Saint Louis : Washington University Studies, New Series, Language and Literature, No. 22, 1953. Pp. ix...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 99–113.
Published: 01 June 1955
...Ilse Appelbaum Graham Copyright © 1955 by Duke University Press 1955 THE BROKEN PITCHER: HERO OF KLEIST’S COMEDY By ILSEAPPELRAUM GRAHAFvi Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 75–76.
Published: 01 March 1958
...John S.J.V. Curry M. C. Bradbrook. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1956. Pp. ix + 246. $4.50. Copyright © 1958 by Duke University Press 1958 REVIEWS The Growth and Structure of Elizabethan Comedy. By M. C. BRADBROOK...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 September 1946
... forgiven in view of the amount of valuable material which Mr. Utley has so admirably presented. HELENANDREWS KAHIN University of Washington Shakespearean Comedy and Other Studies. By GEORGEGORDON. New York : Oxford University Press, 1944. Pp. vii...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 65–72.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Rose A. Zimbardo Copyright © 1988 by Duke University Press 1988 CONSIDE WING COMEDY1 By ROSEA. ZIMBARDO Most theories of comedy present one of two problems: either, in their attempts to achieve an altogether comprehensive, overarching...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (3): 292–294.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Glending Olson REVIEWS Chaucerian Play: Comedy and Control in lhe “Canterbury Tales.” By LAURAKEN- DKICK. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1988. xi + 215 pp. $28.00. So much has been written recently about literature as play, and...