Tricksters & Estates: On the Ideology of Restoration Comedy

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University Press of Kentucky, 1.01.1997 г. - 315 страници
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.
 

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Introduction
1
Social Comedy
31
Nubile Tricksters Land Their Men
33
Mature Women Tricksters Man Their Land
45
Eligible Male Tricksters Get into the Deed
53
Some Tricksters Get Tricked
66
Town Tricksters Tup Their Rivals Women
75
Satiric Butts Get Disciplined
97
Male Folk Tricksters Erupt from Below
159
Female Folk Tricksters Climb on Top
189
Comical Satire
209
Tricksters Scourge and Get Scourged
213
Tricksters Get Blown about by the Wind
233
Conclusion
249
Notes
255
Bibliography
284

Subversive Comedy
121
Town Tricksters Tup Each Others Women
123
Naughty Heroine Tricksters Get Away with It
145

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