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The Places of Wit in Early Modern English Comedy


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Preface; Introduction; 1. Shakespeare's green materials: Windsor Forest and The Merry Wives of Windsor; 2. Ben Jonson's gallant London; 3. Covent Garden: town culture and the location of wit; 4. Another green world: or, how to use Hyde Park; Epilogue: the game of culture; Works cited.

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An exploration of wit, witlessness and social and comic conventions in the plays of Shakespeare, Jonson and their contemporaries.

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Adam Zucker is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he teaches courses on early modern drama and poetry.


'This is a beautifully written book, often as witty as the cunning and eloquent characters whose staged urban triumphs it examines.' Michael Dobson, Around the Globe

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