Shakespeare's Practical Jokes: An Introduction to the Comic in His Work

Shakespeare's Practical Jokes: An Introduction to the Comic in His Work

by David Ellis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838756805
Publisher: Associated Univ Pr
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Ellis is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     11
Introduction     15
Female Victims and Female Jokers     32
The Privileges of Rank     58
Falstaff     84
The Ideal Victim     110
How Far Can You Go?     136
The Triumph over Shame     160
Practical Jokes and Evil Practices     186
Notes     207
Bibliography     225
Index     233

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