Play Structure and Tragic Elements in Shakespearean Comedy

Play Structure and Tragic Elements in Shakespearean Comedy

The dominant theme in Shakespearean comedies is love which is consummated by marriage or at least a betrothal. The symbolic power of marriage which conventionally represents the achievement of happiness and promise of regeneration is so important for Shakespearean comedy that plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night culminates by the accomplishment of three love plots.