Shakespeare and the Ends of Comedy
Indiana University Press, 1991 - 158 頁
"This is a congenial, lucidly written work, the product of careful thought and attention to performance." --Shakespeare Bulletin
"... Jensen has done a service by reminding readers of the variety and richness of the comedy and comic devices in Shakespeare's plays." --Choice
"The ear that Jensen brings to the plays themselves results in close readings that are always insightful and stimulate new questions." --English Language Notes
"Here is a genuinely readable and enjoyable book... humane, balanced, unpolemical, good humored, and fundamentally sane." --Charles R. Forker
"... Jensen has produced a sensitive and eminently readable book that will no doubt figure prominently in future attempts to understand Shakespeare's comic practice." --Shakespeare Yearbook
Jensen questions a persistent critical emphasis that finds the meanings of Shakespeare's comedies in their endings. Analyzing The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado about Nothing, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Measure for Measure, he shows how much vitality is sacrificed when critics assume that "the end crowns the work."
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... secure sense that misunderstandings on every level have been clarified and
that , in the long run , such disturbances as the play represents count for little over
against the achieved wholeness and social order that dominate its conclusion .
Such a belief can be achieved only through an effort of will , for wonder , a word
at home in the realm of the romances , seems out of place in the realistic world of
Much Ado about Nothing . 13 Yet it appears that the effort to make “ wonder ...
effect is achieved by another artifice , by the sweetness and flow of the
versification in which Hero and Ursula hold their discourse . ( 116 ) 11 .
Humphreys , “ Introduction " to the Arden edition , p . 34 . 12 . See Jorg Häsler for
a very different ...