Shakespeare's Festive Comedy ; A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

In this classic work, acclaimed Shakespeare critic C. L. Barber argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Brilliantly interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary criticism, Barber traces the inward... Ausführliche Beschreibung

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Verfasserangabe: Cesar Lombardi Barber.
Format: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2011]
Enthält: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword / Greenblatt, Stephen -- Preface -- One. Introduction: The Saturnalian Patter -- Two. Holiday Custom and Entertainment -- Three. Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule -- Four. Prototypes of Festive Comedy in a Pageant Entertainment: Summer's Last Will and Testament -- Five. The Folly of Wit and Masquerade in Love's Labour's Lost -- Six. May Games and Metamorphoses on a Midsummer Night -- Seven. The Merchants and the Jew of Venice: Wealth's Communion and an Intruder -- Eight. Rule and Misrule in Henry IV -- Nine. The Alliance of Seriousness and Levity in As You Like It -- Ten. Testing Courtesy and Humanity in Twelfth Night -- Index
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword / Preface -- One. Introduction: The Saturnalian Patter -- Two. Holiday Custom and Entertainment -- Three. Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule -- Four. Prototypes of Festive Comedy in a Pageant Entertainment: Summer's Last Will and Testament -- Five. The Folly of Wit and Masquerade in Love's Labour's Lost -- Six. May Games and Metamorphoses on a Midsummer Night -- Seven. The Merchants and the Jew of Venice: Wealth's Communion and an Intruder -- Eight. Rule and Misrule in Henry IV -- Nine. The Alliance of Seriousness and Levity in As You Like It -- Ten. Testing Courtesy and Humanity in Twelfth Night -- Index
Auflage: With a New foreword by Stephen Greenblatt
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ISBN: 9781400839858
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