Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals): Plebian Culture and The Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

Routledge, 2014 M03 18 - 250 páginas

In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin; on the theories of Emile Durkheim and their adaptations in the work of Victor Turner; and on the history of social life and material culture as practiced by the Annales school. This valuable work is an important contribution to literary criticism, theatre studies and social history and has particular importance for scholars interested in the dramatic literature of Elizabethan England.

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The social function of festivity
The Texts of Carnival
Butchers and fishmongers
A complete exit from the present order of life
Theater and the structure of authority
The dialectic of laughter
Clowning and devilment
Carnivalized literature
Treating death as a laughing matter
the politics of Carnival

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Bristol, Michael D.

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