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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (3): 364–366.
Published: 01 September 1943
... that 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 (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
.... AZiquando bonus dormitat Homerus. Qui sine peccato est primus lapidem mittat. TOMPEETE CROSS University of Chicago Albuinazar : A Comedy [ 16151, by Thomas Tomkis. Edited by HUGH G. DICK.Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Pub...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
... the 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 (1986) 47 (4): 436–441.
Published: 01 December 1986
... is a 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (1968) 29 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 March 1968
....” REUBENA. BROWER Haruard University Lessing and the hnguage of Comedy. By MICHAELM. METZGER.The Hague and Paris: Mouton, Studies in German Literature, VIII, 1966. 247 pp. 30 guilders. Michael Metzger supports his main thesis that “there is a continuity of style from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 161–167.
Published: 01 June 1968
...Geoffrey Greigh Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 ZELAUTO AND ITALIAN COMEDY A STUDY IN SOURCES By GEOFFREYCREIGH The “pound of flesh” story is traditional and common to many cultures. The principal...
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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 (1969) 30 (2): 183–197.
Published: 01 June 1969
...John G. Hayman Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 DORIMANT AND THE COMEDY OF A MAN OF MODE By JOHN G. HAYMAN I will take for granted, that a fine Gentleman should be honest in his Actions, and refined in his Language...
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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 (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...
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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...