All's Well That Ends Well | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Josephine Waters Bennett

This literature criticism consists of approximately 52 pages of analysis & critique of All's Well That Ends Well.
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Critical Essay by Josephine Waters Bennett

SOURCE: Bennett, Josephine Waters. “New Techniques of Comedy in All's Well That Ends Well.Shakespeare Quarterly 18, no. 4 (autumn 1967): 337-62.

In the following essay, Bennett investigates the various comic techniques Shakespeare employed in All's Well That Ends Well, and argues that the play is more a comedy than a romance.

All's Well That Ends Well has long been a problem play in the sense that it presents unsolved problems to modern readers and producers. We have neither quarto nor record of performance to help date it,1 and the variety of recent interpretations suggests that the playwright's intention is not now understood. Professor G. K. Hunter, in his excellent, recent edition, shrewdly observes that “criticism of All's Well has failed, for it has failed to...

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