A Natural Perspective: The Development Of Shakespearean Comedy And Romance.

  title={A Natural Perspective: The Development Of Shakespearean Comedy And Romance.},
  author={Northrop Frye},
  • N. Frye
  • Published 24 January 1971
  • Linguistics
In A Natural Perspective, distinguished critic Northrop Frye maintains that Shakespeare's comedy is widely misunderstood and underestimated, and that the four romances - Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest - are the inevitable culmination of the poet's career. Rather than comment only on individual plays, Frye treats the comedies as a group unified by recurrent structures, devices, and images: the storm at sea, the identical twins, the heroine disguised as a boy, the retreat… 
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  • Varsity Graduate
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  • Les Langues Modernes
  • 1966