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The Resource Tricksters & estates : on the ideology of Restoration comedy, J. Douglas Canfield

Tricksters & estates : on the ideology of Restoration comedy, J. Douglas Canfield

Label
Tricksters & estates : on the ideology of Restoration comedy
Title
Tricksters & estates
Title remainder
on the ideology of Restoration comedy
Statement of responsibility
J. Douglas Canfield
Title variation
Tricksters and estates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • If the Renaissance was the Golden Age of English comedy, the Restoration was the Silver. These comedies are full of tricksters attempting to gain estates, the emblem and the reality of power in late feudal England. The tricksters appear in a number of guises, such as heroines landing their men, younger brothers seeking estates, or Cavaliers threatened with dispossession. Now one of the leading scholars of Restoration drama offers a cultural history of the period's comedy that puts the plays in perspective and reveals the ideological function they performed in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century
  • To explain this function, J. Douglas Canfield groups the plays into three categories: social comedy, which underwrites Stuart ideology; subversive comedy, which undercuts it; and comical satire, which challenges it as fundamentally immoral or amoral. Through play-by-play analysis, he demonstrates how most of the comedies support the ideology of the Stuart monarchs and the aristocracy, upholding what they regarded as their natural right to rule because of an innate superiority over all other classes. A significant minority of comedies, however, reveal cracks in class solidarity, portray witty heroines who inhabit the margins of society, or give voice to folk tricksters who embody a democratic force nearly capable of overwhelming class hierarchy. A smaller yet but still significant minority end in no resolution, no restoration but, at their most radical, playfully portray Stuart ideology as empty rhetoric
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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1941-
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Canfield, J. Douglas
Dewey number
822/.05230904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR698.C6
LC item number
C36 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedies of manners, English
  • English drama
  • Literature and society
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Inheritance and succession in literature
  • Rogues and vagabonds in literature
  • Deception in literature
  • Tricksters in literature
  • DRAMA
  • Comedies of manners, English
  • Deception in literature
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • English drama
  • Inheritance and succession in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Rogues and vagabonds in literature
  • Tricksters in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Literatur
  • Sozialstruktur
  • Gesellschaftskritik
  • Komödie
  • Englisch
Label
Tricksters & estates : on the ideology of Restoration comedy, J. Douglas Canfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-294) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Social Comedy. 1. Nubile Tricksters Land Their Men. 2. Mature Women Tricksters Man Their Land. 3. Eligible Male Tricksters Get into the Deed. 4. Some Tricksters Get Tricked. 5. Town Tricksters Tup Their Rivals' Women. 6. Satiric Butts Get Disciplined -- pt. 2. Subversive Comedy. 7. Town Tricksters Tup Each Other's Women. 8. Naughty Heroine Tricksters Get Away with It. 9. Male Folk Tricksters Erupt from Below. 10. Female Folk Tricksters Climb on Top -- pt. 3. Comical Satire. 11. Tricksters Scourge and Get Scourged. 12. Tricksters Get Blown about by the Wind
Control code
47011029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813170039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011029
System details
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.
Label
Tricksters & estates : on the ideology of Restoration comedy, J. Douglas Canfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-294) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Social Comedy. 1. Nubile Tricksters Land Their Men. 2. Mature Women Tricksters Man Their Land. 3. Eligible Male Tricksters Get into the Deed. 4. Some Tricksters Get Tricked. 5. Town Tricksters Tup Their Rivals' Women. 6. Satiric Butts Get Disciplined -- pt. 2. Subversive Comedy. 7. Town Tricksters Tup Each Other's Women. 8. Naughty Heroine Tricksters Get Away with It. 9. Male Folk Tricksters Erupt from Below. 10. Female Folk Tricksters Climb on Top -- pt. 3. Comical Satire. 11. Tricksters Scourge and Get Scourged. 12. Tricksters Get Blown about by the Wind
Control code
47011029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813170039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011029
System details
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.

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