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Since Aristotle, comedy has been associated with 'poetic justice', the convention that wickedness will be thwarted and the virtuous rewarded. But do such expectations of justice have any bearing on the real world? And who are 'the virtuous', anyway? We examine two plays in which Shakespeare pushes the comic form to its limits in probing such questions as these.


Course dates

31 Jul 2017 to 04 Aug 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

10 Jul 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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