Shakespeare and carnival after Bakhtin / edited by Ronald Knowles

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Subjects: Carnival in literature
Literature and history--England--History--16th century
Literature and history--England--History--17th century
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Knowledge--Manners and customs
Bakhtin, M. M. (Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich), 1895-1975
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
Series: Early modern literature in history
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction / Ronald Knowles 1
2. 'A short report and not otherwise': Jack Cade in 2 Henry VI / Stephen Longstaffe 13
3. Carnival and Death in Romeo and Juliet / Ronald Knowles 36
4. The Carnivalesque in A Midsummer Night's Dream / David Wiles 61
5. Shakespeare's 'Battle of Carnival and Lent'. The Falstaff Scenes Reconsidered (1 & 2 Henry IV) / Francois Laroque 83
6. Facing Puritanism: Falstaff, Martin Marprelate and the Grotesque Puritan / Kristen Poole 97
7. The Evacuations of Falstaff (The Merry Wives of Windsor) / Jonathan Hall 123
8. Towards a Theory of Play and the Carnivalesque in Hamlet / Phyllis Gorfain 152
9. Shakespeare's Carnival and the Sacred: The Winter's Tale and Measure for Measure / Anthony Gash 177
10. 'Swimming on bladders': the Dialogics of Reformation in Shakespeare & Fletcher's Henry VIII / Gordon McMullan 211
Index 228
Additional Authors: Knowles, Ronald, 1940-
Notes: LCCN: 97032204
ISBN: 0312212771
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: 'A short report and not otherwise': Jack Cade in 2 Henry VI / Stephen Longstaffe -- Carnival and death in Romeo and Juliet / Ronald Knowles -- The carnivalesque in A midsummer night's dream / David Wiles -- Shakespeare's 'Battle of carnival and Lent'. The Falstaff scenes reconsidered (1 & 2 Henry IV) / Franc̜ois Laroque -- Facing Puritanism: Falstaff, Martin Marprelate and the grotesque Puritan / Kristen Poole -- The evacuations of Falstaff (The merry wives of Windsor) / Jonathan Hall -- Towards a theory of play and the carnivalesque in Hamlet / Phyllis Gorfain -- Shakespeare's carnival and the sacred: The winter's tale and Measure for measure / Anthony Gash -- 'Swimming on bladders': the dialogics of reformation in Shakespeare & Fletcher's Henry VIII / Gordon McMullin
Physical Description: x, 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 37761809
ISBN/ISSN: 0312212771

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