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Author Bernard, J. F., author.

Title Shakespearean melancholy : philosophy, form, and the transformation of comedy / J.F. Bernard.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy
Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Half Title; Series; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Series Editor's Preface; Dedication; 1. What's so Funny about Humours? Melancholy, Comedy and Revisionist Philosophy; 2. Comic Symmetry and English Melancholy; 3. Melancholic Dissonance and the Limits of Psycho-Humoralism; 4. Melancholic Ambience at the Comic Close; 5. Melancomic Time in Late Shakespeare; 6. The Philosophical Afterlives of Shakespearean Melancholy; Works Cited; Index.
Summary This richly contextualized study of Shakespeare's comic engagement with sadness contends that the playwright rethinks melancholy through comic theatre and conversely, re-theorizes comedy through melancholy.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Melancholy in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 1474417337 9781474417334 (OCoLC)1039935205
ISBN 9781474417341 (electronic bk.)
1474417345 (electronic bk.)