image description
# 778934
USD 79.27 (Book Not in Ready Stock, will take 45-60 days to source and dispatch)
- +

Romantic Comedy

Author :  Trevor R. Griffiths

Product Details

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN9781350183377
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2022
  • Bib. Info192 p,129 x 198mm
  • CategoriesOther Performing Arts
  • Shipping Charges(USD)

Product Description

'The course of true love never did run smooth' - so says Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and for more than 2000 years the problems faced by young men and women fighting to find and keep an appropriate sexual partner have been a theatrical staple. This book explores the shapes that romantic comedy has assumed from Greek New Comedy via Shakespeare to the present. Changing social values have helped to redefine the genre's traditional hetero-normativity, while the recent trend towards more fluid casting has opened up many romantic comedies to radical reinterpretations. Organized chronologically to allow readers to trace the development of the form against changing societal norms, the book features a range of case studies of key works from the British tradition, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Susanna Centlivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife, Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer, Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes, Noel Coward's Private Lives, Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Ayub Khan-Din's East is East and David Eldridge's Beginning.

Product added to Cart
Copied