Originally Posted by HarryT
A Shakespearean "comedy" is not, of course, using the word "comedy" as it's used today. Eg, "The Merchant of Venice" is classed as a comedy, but it's not exactly a laugh a minute.
Well, I haven't read them--I was told on another discussion that the comedies were some of the best reading. Thank you, however, for the education. It is good to know. I won't throw that out there so casually again.