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Shakespeare shaping modern movie genres
R. S. White

a ‘Comedy’ in the Folio but a ‘Comical History’ on the Quarto, Love’s Labour’s Lost is given a finer discrimination as a ‘Pleasant Conceited Comedy’. In the Induction to The Taming of the Shrew the action to follow is described to Christopher Sly as a ‘pleasant comedy’ designed to alleviate melancholy, but even he shows some awareness of different kinds of comedy available to Elizabethan

in Shakespeare’s cinema of love