Shakespeare's Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment and the Professional Stage / Edition 1

Shakespeare's Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment and the Professional Stage / Edition 1

by Frangois Laroque
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521457866

ISBN-13: 9780521457866

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

François Laroque's new perspective on Shakespeare's relation to popular culture has quickly become a classic of scholarship. Available now in paperback, the book opens new possibilities for Shakespeare studies, revealing the connections between his plays and the folklore, customs, games, and celebrations of the Elizabethan festive tradition. This acclaimed

Overview

François Laroque's new perspective on Shakespeare's relation to popular culture has quickly become a classic of scholarship. Available now in paperback, the book opens new possibilities for Shakespeare studies, revealing the connections between his plays and the folklore, customs, games, and celebrations of the Elizabethan festive tradition. This acclaimed study shows how Shakespeare mingled popular culture with aristocratic and royal forms of entertainment in ways that combined or clashed to produce new meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457866
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
European Studies in English Literature Series
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of 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.

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