Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare’s Comedies and the Audience in the Theater

by David Richman

Hardback • 1994 • $74.00
ISBN: 978-0874133882

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This work explores the relations between Shakespeare’s comedies and their theatrical audience and attempts to demonstrate that laughter, pain, and wonder are the primary responses invited by comedies. Also explored are numerous examples of ways that comedies may be most effectively staged.