Shakespeares Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment And The Professional Stage by Frangois LaroqueShakespeares Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment And The Professional Stage by Frangois Laroque

Shakespeares Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment And The Professional Stage

byFrangois Laroque

Paperback | September 24, 1993

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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.
Title:Shakespeares Festive World: Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment And The Professional StageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:September 24, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521457866

ISBN - 13:9780521457866

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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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"...a splendid and scholarly evocation of the Elizabethan response to time....[T]his book is a dense and satisfying survey of the temporal world that Shakespeare experienced and transformed." Ralph Berry, Dalhousie Review