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    DescriptionOxford Shakespeare Topics provides students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Notes and a critical guide to further reading equip the interested reader with the means to broaden research. The history of the genres, or kinds, of drama is one of contradictory traditions and complex cultural assumptions. The divisions established by the original edition of Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (the First Folio, 1623) give shape to whole curricula; but, as Lawrence Danson reminds us in this lively book, there is nothing inevitable, and much unsatisfying, about that tripartite scheme. Yet students of Shakespeare cannot avoid thinking about questions of genre; often they are the unspoken reason why classrooms full of smart people fail to agree on basic interpretative issues. Danson's guide to the kinds of Shakespearian drama provides an accessible account of genre-theory in Shakespeare's day, an overview of the genres on the Elizabethan stage, and a provocative look at the full range of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies.

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    Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lawrence Danson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 166
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 209 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198711728
    ISBN 10: 0198711727

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    LC classification: PR2995 .D36 2000
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    16 March 2000
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    Author Information
    Lawrence Danson is Professor of English at Princeton University and the author of Max Beerbohm and the Act of Writing and Wilde's Intentions.
    Review quote
    'Oxford University Press offer a mix of engagingly written introductions to a variety of Topics intended largely for undergraduates. Each author has clearly been reading and listening to the most recent scholarship, but they wear their learning lightly. Ruth Morse, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Note on Texts ; The Genres in Theory ; The Genres Staged ; Mr William Shakespeare's Comedies ; History ; Tragedy ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Further Reading ; Index