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Rabelais's radical farce : late medieval comic theater and its function in Rabelais

Author: E Bruce Hayes
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By tracing the evolution of farce from Pantagruel and Gargantua through the Tiers and Quart livres, Bruce Hayes makes an important contribution to the understanding of Rabelais' writing, and of farce's literary possibilities. He distinguishes Rabelais's use of farce from the conservative tradition, showing how the French writer used it as a vehicle to attack the status quo and to suggest alternatives to contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: François Rabelais; François Rabelais; François Rabelais; François Rabelais; François Rabelais; François Rabelais; François Rabelais
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Bruce Hayes
ISBN: 9781409423959 1409423956
OCLC Number: 701595909
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 188 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: the world of farce: the ethics and ethos of farce; tant de langaige: the languages of farce --
Part II: Rabelais's radical farce: humanist satirical farce in Pantagruel and Gargantua; unresolved farces and "tragicques farce": Tiers and Quart livres --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: E. Bruce Hayes.
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