The politics of mirth : Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the defense of old holiday pastimes (Book, 1986) [WorldCat.org]
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The politics of mirth : Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the defense of old holiday pastimes

Author: Leah S Marcus
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leah Marcus's The Politics of Mirth: Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the Defense of Old Holiday Pastimes is a fascinating study of why James and Charles promoted some types of rural sport and festival and of how certain literary texts participated in promoting or critiquing royal policy. ... Marcus provocatively links texts not often studied in conjunction with one another, and she provides strong and detailed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Ben Jonson; Robert Herrick; John Milton; Andrew Marvell; Ben Jonson; Robert (Schriftsteller Herrick; John Milton; Andrew Marvell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leah S Marcus
ISBN: 0226504514 9780226504513 0226504522 9780226504520
OCLC Number: 13525330
Description: ix, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pastimes and the purging of theater: Ben Jonson's Love restored and Bartholomew fair --
The court restored to the country: The vision of delight, Christmas his masque, and The devil is an ass --
Pleasure and virtue reconciled: Jonson's celebration of the Book of sports, 1618 and 1633 --
Churchman among the maypoles: Herrick and the Hesperides --
Milton's anti-laudian masque --
Pastimes without a court: Richard Lovelace and Andrew Marvell.
Responsibility: Leah S. Marcus.

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Leah Marcus's The Politics of Mirth: Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the Defense of Old Holiday Pastimes is a fascinating study of why James and Charles promoted some types of rural sport and festival and of how certain literary texts participated in promoting or critiquing royal policy. ... Marcus provocatively links texts not often studied in conjunction with one another, and she provides strong and detailed readings of those texts. -- Publsiher's website.

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