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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 March 1968
...). On such “hungry Epsom prose” and the criticism it embalms, Dryden offers the proper comment: “Trust Nature, do not labour to be dull.” REUBENA. BROWER Haruard University Lessing and the hnguage of Comedy. By MICHAELM. METZGER.The Hague and Paris...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 161–167.
Published: 01 June 1968
...Geoffrey Greigh ZELAUTO AND ITALIAN COMEDY A STUDY IN SOURCES By GEOFFREYCREIGH The “pound of flesh” story is traditional and common to many cultures. The principal versions of it generally acknowledged to have been...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 1968
.... ERNESTWILLIAM TALBERT University of North Carolina The Sons of Ben: Jonsonian Comedy in Caroline England. By JOE LEE DAVIS.Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1967. 252 pp. $8.95. The Sons of Ben-the minor Caroline comic dramatist+who reads them? To put the question more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 109–110.
Published: 01 March 1949
.... JOHN J. PARRY {Jniversity of Illinois The Love-Game Comedy. By DAVIDLLOYD STEVENSON. Xew York: Columbia University Press, 1947. Pp. xii + 259. $3.25. The title of Mr. Stevenson’s study The Love-Game Comedy is sug- gested by the three “comedies of courtship,” Love’s Labour’s Lost...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 367–376.
Published: 01 September 1949
...Edward Stone Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 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...
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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 (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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
... with the 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 greener-still world. 5 Abbie...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 355–356.
Published: 01 September 1945
... 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 proportion to the worth of the thing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 September 1946
... be 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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...