Resolution, catharsis, culture: As you like it

Philosophy and Literature 19 (2):248-260 (1995)
This paper is not so much a reading of Shakespeare's play as reading through As You Like It to the kinds of resolution and catharsis that can exist in comedy. We will find two kinds of resolution and catharsis, and within each kind two sub-types. We will then read through the figures of the play and the catharses available in it to the kinds of culture that need or can use each type of catharsis.
Keywords Aristotle  comedy  Frye, Northrop  Shakespeare  As You Like It  catharsis  culture
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DOI 10.1353/phl.1995.0099
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