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Laughing matters : farce and the making of absolutism in France

Author: Sara Beam
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sara Beam, in revealing how theater and politics were intimately intertwined, shows how the topics we joke about in public reflect and shape larger religious and political...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beam, Sara.
Laughing matters.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006101254
(OCoLC)76967310
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Beam
ISBN: 9781501732379 1501732374
OCLC Number: 608205892
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the Wallace Ferguson Book Prize (C.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 268 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Farce, honor, and the bounds of satire --
The politics of farcical performance in Renaissance France --
The growing cost of laughter : Basoche and student performance --
Farce during the wars of religion --
Professional farceurs in Paris, 1600-1630 --
Absolutism and the marginalization of festive societies --
Jesuit theater : Christian civility and absolutism on the civic stage.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Responsibility: Sara Beam.

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