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.

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.

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