Better a shrew than a sheep : women, drama, and the culture of jest in early modern England (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Better a shrew than a sheep : women, drama, and the culture of jest in early modern England

Author: Pamela Allen Brown
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a study that explodes the assumption that early modern comic culture was created by men for men, Pamela Allen Brown shows that jest books, plays, and ballads represented women as laugh-getters and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Allen Brown
ISBN: 0801440246 9780801440243 0801488362 9780801488368
OCLC Number: 50279913
Description: xi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : sauce for the gander --
Near neighbors, women's wars, and merry wives --
Ale and female : gossips as players, alehouse as theater --
Between women, or, All is fair at horn fair --
"O such a rogue would be hang'd!" shrews versus wife beaters --
Scandalous pleasures : a coney-catcher and her public --
Griselda the fool --
Epilogue : the problem of fun.
Responsibility: Pamela Allen Brown.
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"Better a Shrew does a brilliant job of locating female jesting within a network of the social practices that made up the early modern neighborhood.... It is one of those rare scholarly books that Read more...

 
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