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Author Hayes, E. Bruce.

Title Rabelais's radical farce : late medieval comic theater and its function in Rabelais / E. Bruce Hayes.

Publication Info. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 188 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-184) and index.
Summary By tracing the evolution of farce from Pantagruel and Gargantua through the Tiers and Quart livres, Bruce Hayes makes an important contribution to the understanding of Rabelais' writing, and of farce's literary possibilities. He distinguishes Rabelais's use of farce from the conservative tradition, showing how the French writer used it as a vehicle to attack the status quo and to suggest alternatives to contemporary legal, educational, and theological systems.
Contents Introduction -- Part I: the world of farce: the ethics and ethos of farce; tant de langaige: the languages of farce -- Part II: Rabelais's radical farce: humanist satirical farce in Pantagruel and Gargantua; unresolved farces and "tragicques farce": Tiers and Quart livres -- Conclusion.
Note Print version record.
Subject Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553? -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553? Pantagruel.
Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553? Gargantua.
Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553? Gargantua et Pantagruel. 3e livre.
Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553? Gargantua et Pantagruel. 4e livre.
Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553?
Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553? (OCoLC)fst01842968
Gargantua et Pantagruel (Rabelais, François) (OCoLC)fst01361195
Gargantua (Rabelais, François) (OCoLC)fst01357607
Pantagruel (Rabelais, François) (OCoLC)fst01357409
French drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Farce -- History and criticism.
Farce. (OCoLC)fst00920952
French drama (Comedy) (OCoLC)fst00934283
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: 9780754665182
Standard No. 9786612857744
ISBN 9781409423959 (electronic bk.)
1409423956 (electronic bk.)
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