Elizabethan Popular Culture

Elizabethan Popular Culture

by Leonard R. N. Ashley


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Elizabethan Popular Culture by Leonard R. N. Ashley

Leonard R. N. Ashley delights readers with a collection of facts and folklore of the people of Queen Elizabeth I's era. He describes sports and pastimes, religion and superstition, cooking, life in town and country, and the rising bourgeois class. In chapters titled as "Cakes and Ale," "The Playhouse and the Bearbaiting Pit," and "Hey nonny nonny," Ashley paints an enlightening portrait of a time made memorable by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879724276
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 06/15/1988
Edition description: 1
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leonard R. N. Ashley is professor of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and author of many books, including The Wonderful World of Superstition, Prophecy, and Luck.

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