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Shakespeare's festive comedy ; : a study of dramatic form and its relation to social custom

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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
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Subject
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Language
eng
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Barber, C. L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Literature and society
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Literary form
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Festivals in literature
  • England
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Shakespeare's festive comedy ; : a study of dramatic form and its relation to social custom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical footnotes and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: the Saturnalian pattern. Through release to clarification. Shakespeare's route to festive comedy -- 2. Holiday custom and entertainment. The May game. The lord of misrule. Aristocratic entertainments -- 3. Misrule as comedy; comedy as misrule. License and lese majesty in Lincolnshire. The May game of Martin Marprelate -- 4. Prototypes of festive comed 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" -- 5. 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 -- 6. 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 -- 7. 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 -- 8. Rule and misrule in Henry IV. Mingling kings and clowns. Getting rid of bad luck by comedy. The trial of Carnival in Part two -- 9. The alliance of seriousness and levity in As you like it. The liberty of Arden. Counterstatements. "All nature in love mortal in folly" -- 10. Testing courtesy and humanity in Twelfth night. "A most extracting frenzy." "You are betroth'd both to a maid and a man." Liberty testing courtesy. Outside the garden gate -- Index
Control code
358280
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Lccn
59005588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1011940
Label
Shakespeare's festive comedy ; : a study of dramatic form and its relation to social custom
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical footnotes and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: the Saturnalian pattern. Through release to clarification. Shakespeare's route to festive comedy -- 2. Holiday custom and entertainment. The May game. The lord of misrule. Aristocratic entertainments -- 3. Misrule as comedy; comedy as misrule. License and lese majesty in Lincolnshire. The May game of Martin Marprelate -- 4. Prototypes of festive comed 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" -- 5. 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 -- 6. 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 -- 7. 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 -- 8. Rule and misrule in Henry IV. Mingling kings and clowns. Getting rid of bad luck by comedy. The trial of Carnival in Part two -- 9. The alliance of seriousness and levity in As you like it. The liberty of Arden. Counterstatements. "All nature in love mortal in folly" -- 10. Testing courtesy and humanity in Twelfth night. "A most extracting frenzy." "You are betroth'd both to a maid and a man." Liberty testing courtesy. Outside the garden gate -- Index
Control code
358280
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Lccn
59005588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1011940

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