What do you mean by Shakespearean comedy

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English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. He perfected the genre of Romantic Comedy. Most of his comedies are of the romantic type. 

The main theme of Shakespeare's comedy is love. In his comedy 'As you like it' he imparts a realistic touch to love and critiques the Petrarchan idea of love. In his comedies lovers usually experience a set of obstacles before they get united in a harmonious union.

Shakespeare's romantic comedies are all set in an imaginative world far away from the dull and dreary world of every day life. In most of Shakespeare's mature comedies,there is always addition of a philosophical insight. Through the use of humour he deals with serious issues.

Some famous Shakespeare's comedies-

All Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing.

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