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Briggs, Julia. "Shakespeare's Bed-Tricks." In Essays in Criticism XLIV , No.4 (October 1994): 293-314.

Discusses the influences on Shakespeare in his use of the bed-trick and how Shakespeare used the bed-trick in his own work Briggs focuses on Arcadia , a work preceding Shakespeare's plays, and Shakespeare's own Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well.

Brown, John Russell. "Love's Ordeal and the Judgements of All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida." In Shakespeare and His Comedies, pp. 183-200. Lon don: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1957.

Argues that these three comedies-All's Well That Ends Well, Measure far Measure, and Troilus and Cressida- are, like their Shakespearean predecessors, "informed by Shakespeare's ideals of love's wealth, love's truth, and love's order," even though they are often classified as "problem plays" and set apart from Shakespeare's other comedies. Brown argues that the three plays "refine and...

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