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Laughing matters : farce and the making of absolutism in France

Beam, Sara, author

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Sara Beam
  • Format Books
  • Publication Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (x, 268 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9780801445606, 0801445604
  • OCLC ocn608205892

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
  • Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Contents

  • Farce, honor, and the bounds of satire -- The politics of farcical performance in Renaissance France -- The growing cost of laughter : Basoche and student performance -- Farce during the wars of religion -- Professional farceurs in Paris, 1600-1630 -- Absolutism and the marginalization of festive societies -- Jesuit theater : Christian civility and absolutism on the civic stage
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