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Shakespeare experimenting

  • Richard Gill
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MACMMA)

Abstract

It’s customary to call some of the plays Shakespeare wrote after Twelfth Night ‘problem plays’, ‘problem comedies’ or the ‘dark comedies’. This isn’t a category invented either by Shakespeare (he never uses the word ‘problem’ or by his early editors. It was only at the end of the nineteenth century when playwrights tackled social problems that the term was applied.

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© Richard Gill 1998

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