A spoof or send-up by satiric ironic imitations.
A partial quotation, obviously, from the Liturgy of the Church. Quoting from some old grammar, perhaps the one used by Shakespeare himself at Stratford. It is like Sir Toby's "diluculo surgere" in Twelfth Night, ii. The editors compare Lyly's Endimion, iii.
An interjection, whereof some are of mourning: The subjunctive is curious; an attraction, perhaps, to the mood of the preceding verb. So Love's Labour's Lost, iv. Or it may be a case of oratio obliqua after the verb of saying. Dissyllable; a scansion very common with monosyllables ending in r or re, preceded by long vowel; e.
For a good instance cf.
Sonnet 61, and Othello, iv. As Iago says of Desdemona, "She that, so young, could give out such a seeming," Othello, iii.
Some editors read, "Out on thy seeming! The type of purity. Some editors assign the speech to Claudio, against the authority of Quarto and Folios.
Shakespeare prefers the singular to the plural form. So funeral in many passages; very rarely funerals.
The editors compare Cymbeline, iii. A favourite thought with Shakespeare, that beauty of the face should be answered by beauty of the soul. As a matter of fact Claudio does nothing of the sort. In act v he is quite ready to marry Hero's substitute.
Exactly what Capulet says of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, iii.Types of comedy.
Romantic comedy: but some of Shakespeare’s plays (e.g. Love’s Labour’s Lost, or Much Ado About Nothing) can also be considered examples of this genre, as are the plays of Molière, Sheridan, and Oscar Wilde.
Sentimental comedy: also ‘drama of sensibility’; the dominant comic genre after Restoration comedy. Types of Shakespearean Comedy Low Comedy It presents dirty gestures, jokes about bodily functions, sex, and physical deformities Much Ado About Nothing Comedy of Manners: Much Ado About Nothing.
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