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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.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.

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.
French drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Farce -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 188 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409423959 (electronic bk.)
1409423956 (electronic bk.)
9781317072300 (electronic bk.)
1317072308 (electronic bk.)
9780754665182
0754665186
ISBN/ISSN 9786612857744
OCLC # 701595909
Additional Format Print version: Hayes, E. Bruce. Rabelais's radical farce. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010 9780754665182 (DLC) 2010018963 (OCoLC)614396918