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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The development of criticism of the comedies since that time has been rapid and extensive , but it has been shaped by two dominant figures , Northrop Frye and C. L. Barber . While everyone recognizes the strength of their influence ...
... has been dominant throughout . Here Bassanio and Gratiano , the onstage performers , must improvise roles that will explain or justify the loss of their rings . Rabkin suggests that " Lorenzo's dialogue with Jessica .. helps both to ...
... and in nearly every case where conventional matters come into play in Measure for Measure they cause difficulty insofar as they collide with what critics judge to be the dominant realism of the comedy as a whole .