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Shakespeare's festive world : Elizabethan seasonal entertainment and the professional stage

Author: François Laroque; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge university press, 1993.
Series: European studies in English literature
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [Paperback ed. of revised and enlarged ed., 1991]View all editions and formats
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This book offers an exciting new perspective on Shakespeare's relation to popular culture.

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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Laroque; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 0521457866 9780521457866
OCLC Number: 470616762
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 390-412. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-423 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Foreword Sir Keith Thomas; Preface; Part I. Introduction: Festivity During the Elizabethan Age: 1. Festivity and popular beliefs in the Elizabethan age; 2. Festivity and society in Shakespeare's time; 3. The calendar; 4. The cycle of calendary festivals; 5. The non-calendary festivals; Part II. Introduction: Some Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on Literary Analysis: 6. Festivity and dramatic structure: methodological problems; 7. Festivity and time in Shakespeare's plays; 8. Festivity and society in Shakespeare's plays; 9. Festivity and its images in Shakespeare's plays; 10. Othello and the festive traditions; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Appendix I: Calendars; Appendix II: Iconography; Index.
Series Title: European studies in English literature
Other Titles: Shakespeare et la fête.
Responsibility: François Laroque ; translated by Janet Lloyd.
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'French scholarship teaches us ample European perspectives for Shakespeare's Renaissance art, and Francois Laroque has the rare ability to move gracefully between the ritual history of theatre and Read more...

 
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