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Shakespeare's Literature

Historical
"The Shakespeare histories share a number of common features... Set against Medieval English
history... Not historically accurate... Provides social commentary... Explores the social structure of the
time"
- http://shakespeare.about.com/od/thehistories/a/Shakespeare_Histories.htm

"The history play lacks such clear generic markers. The 1623 Folio lists Shakespeare's histories
between the comedies and…

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we become fascinated by it.
- http://www.lcurve.org/writings/Tragedy.htm


Comedy
""In medieval times, the word 'comedy' was applied to non-dramatic literary works marked by a
happy ending and a less exalted style than in [its polar opposite] tragedy." In other words, a
Shakespearean Comedy is a more light-hearted play that has a…

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