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Festive comedy in the widdow ranter: Behn's clowns and Falstaff

Pacheco, Anita (2014). Festive comedy in the widdow ranter: Behn's clowns and Falstaff. Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, 38(2) pp. 43–61.

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Abstract

A study of the play that foregrounds the role of its much-maligned clowns. It argues that the play's numerous references to Falstaff work to establish a close relationship between Behn's low-class reprobates and Shakespeare's dissolute knight and that this in turn calls into question the prominent critical view of this, Behn's last play, as an essentially Jacobite text.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 University of Tennessee
ISSN: 0162-9905
Keywords: Falstaff; tragicomedy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
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Item ID: 37594
Depositing User: Anita Pacheco
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 13:42
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 17:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37594
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