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The Resource Shakespeare's Festive Comedy : a Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom, C.L. Barber

Shakespeare's Festive Comedy : a Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom, C.L. Barber

Label
Shakespeare's Festive Comedy : a Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom
Title
Shakespeare's Festive Comedy
Title remainder
a Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom
Statement of responsibility
C.L. Barber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 journey--psychological, bodily, spiritual--of the comedies: from confusion, raucous laughter, aching desire, and aggression, to harmony. Revealing the interplay between social custom and dramatic form, the book shows how the Elizabethan antithesis between everyday and holiday comes to life in the comedies' combination of seriousness and levity
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Barber, C. L.
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2981
LC item number
.B37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Festivals in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Shakespeare, William
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Festivals in literature
  • Humorous plays
  • Literature and society
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • England
Label
Shakespeare's Festive Comedy : a Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom, C.L. Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First printing 1959
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • One. Introduction: The Saturnalian Pattern -- Through Release to Clarification -- Shakespeare's Route to Festive Comedy -- Two. Holiday Custom And Entertainment -- The May Game -- The Lord of Misrule -- Aristocratic Entertainments -- Three. Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule -- License and Lese Majesty in Lincolnshire -- The May Game of Martin Marprelate -- Four. Prototypes of Festive Comedy in a Pageant Entertainment: Summer's Last Will and Testament -- "What can be made of Summer's last will and testament?" -- Presenting the Mirth of the Occasion -- Praise of Folly: Bacchus and Falstaff -- Festive Abuse -- "Go not yet away, bright soul of the sad year" -- Five. The Folly of Wit and Masquerade in Love's Labour's Lost -- "lose our oaths to find ourselves" -- "sport by sport o'erthrown" -- "a great feast of languages" -- Wit -- Putting Witty Folly in Its Place -- "When ... Then ..." -- The Seasonal Songs
  • Six. May Games and Metamorphoses on a Midsummer Night -- The Fond Pageant -- Bringing in Summer to the Bridal -- Magic as Imagination: The Ironic Wit -- Moonlight and Moonshine: The Ironic Burlesque -- The Sense of Reality -- Seven. The Merchants and the Jew of Venice: Wealth's Communion and an Intruder -- Making Distinctions about the Use of Riches -- Transcending Reckoning at Belmont -- Comical/Menacing Mechanism in Shylock -- The Community Setting Aside Its Machinery -- Sharing in the Grace of Life -- Eight. Rule and Misrule in Henry IV -- Mingling Kings and Clowns -- Getting Rid of Bad Luck by Comedy -- The Trial of Carnival in Part Two -- Nine. The Alliance of Seriousness and Levity in as You Like It -- The Liberty of Arden -- Counterstatements -- "all nature in love mortal in folly" -- Ten. Testing Courtesy and Humanity in Twelfth Night -- "A most extracting frenzy" -- "You are betroth'd both to a maid and man" -- Liberty Testing Courtesy
Control code
753678591
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with a new foreword by Stephen Greenblatt.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10x47
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753678591
Label
Shakespeare's Festive Comedy : a Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom, C.L. Barber
Publication
Note
First printing 1959
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • One. Introduction: The Saturnalian Pattern -- Through Release to Clarification -- Shakespeare's Route to Festive Comedy -- Two. Holiday Custom And Entertainment -- The May Game -- The Lord of Misrule -- Aristocratic Entertainments -- Three. Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule -- License and Lese Majesty in Lincolnshire -- The May Game of Martin Marprelate -- Four. Prototypes of Festive Comedy in a Pageant Entertainment: Summer's Last Will and Testament -- "What can be made of Summer's last will and testament?" -- Presenting the Mirth of the Occasion -- Praise of Folly: Bacchus and Falstaff -- Festive Abuse -- "Go not yet away, bright soul of the sad year" -- Five. The Folly of Wit and Masquerade in Love's Labour's Lost -- "lose our oaths to find ourselves" -- "sport by sport o'erthrown" -- "a great feast of languages" -- Wit -- Putting Witty Folly in Its Place -- "When ... Then ..." -- The Seasonal Songs
  • Six. May Games and Metamorphoses on a Midsummer Night -- The Fond Pageant -- Bringing in Summer to the Bridal -- Magic as Imagination: The Ironic Wit -- Moonlight and Moonshine: The Ironic Burlesque -- The Sense of Reality -- Seven. The Merchants and the Jew of Venice: Wealth's Communion and an Intruder -- Making Distinctions about the Use of Riches -- Transcending Reckoning at Belmont -- Comical/Menacing Mechanism in Shylock -- The Community Setting Aside Its Machinery -- Sharing in the Grace of Life -- Eight. Rule and Misrule in Henry IV -- Mingling Kings and Clowns -- Getting Rid of Bad Luck by Comedy -- The Trial of Carnival in Part Two -- Nine. The Alliance of Seriousness and Levity in as You Like It -- The Liberty of Arden -- Counterstatements -- "all nature in love mortal in folly" -- Ten. Testing Courtesy and Humanity in Twelfth Night -- "A most extracting frenzy" -- "You are betroth'd both to a maid and man" -- Liberty Testing Courtesy
Control code
753678591
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with a new foreword by Stephen Greenblatt.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10x47
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753678591

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