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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 505–506.
Published: 01 December 1947
... letters are especially sensitive and keen. H. E. BRIGGS [Jniversity of Southern California Die Englische Farce iin 19. Jnhrlzundcrt. By WERNERKLEMM. Bern : A. Francke Ag. Verlag, 1946. Pp. viii + 191. s.fr.14. A growing tendency...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 June 1974
...David Parker Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 OSCAR WILDE’S GREAT FARCE THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST By DAVIDPARKER It is generally agreed that The Zmportance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 419–440.
Published: 01 December 2020
... events. Similarly, Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte famously uses literary and theatrical tropes to explain the same events as Flaubert as they unfolded. Both Flaubert and Marx show us that literary form (irony, farce, attention to linguistic repetition) participates in the politicization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 147–161.
Published: 01 June 1966
... a mechanical figure in farce. On the other hand Donald Stauffer, even while making a rather modern reading of the play ten years after Van Doren, reminds the reader, “No less than Milton, Shakespeare accepts the natural subor- dination of woman to man in the state of marriage.”1° In the next...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 1976
..., but it still leaves intact the line between the farce and the Nativity scene that marks the discon- tinuity of its sequential structure. What I want to suggest here is that the analogous actions in the Secunda Pastorum that Ross has described are in fact composed into a single continuous action...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 504–505.
Published: 01 December 1947
.... It is written with genuine distinction of style. Caldwell’s comments on Keats’s letters are especially sensitive and keen. H. E. BRIGGS [Jniversity of Southern California Die Englische Farce iin 19. Jnhrlzundcrt. By WERNERKLEMM. Bern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (2): 133–144.
Published: 01 June 1959
... century, the old forms of the drama, comedy and tragedy, were supplemented by several new types, including farce, opera, operetta, and burtetta. The most important of these is the farce, which may have been descended from the Eliza- bethan Jig. Thomas Brown writes of the drama in 1701 : “What...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 141–150.
Published: 01 June 1996
..., the representation of power as belonging to the state, the lack of state justice for crime, and the relation of justice to truth as farce. Some of the texts are El casamiento de Laucha ( 1906),by Roberto Payr6; Los siete locos ( 1929) and Los ZunzalZumas ( ig3i), by Roberto Arlt; Las ratas (1943), by Jose...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 506–510.
Published: 01 December 1947
... the respective authors. A. W. Pinero holds a distinguished spot with his three well-made farces, The Magistrate, The Schoolmistress, and Dandy Dick. More remark- able, however, is the presence of two famous names, Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw. The discussion of techniques of the farce is illus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 19–48.
Published: 01 March 2011
...”: The Author’s Farce, Tom Thumb, The Tragedy of Tragedies, The Letter-­Writers, The Welsh Opera, and The Grub-­Street Opera (the last not published until 1755). Critics presume that in using that pseudonym, he designated himself a humble aspirant to the Kingdom of Wit and a dedicated syco- phant of King...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 June 1986
... considerations as an Elizabethan adaptation of a classical farce. Not at all servile, it is an experimental I Arguments trying to date the composition of the play on the evidence of resumably topical allusions have been made since 1733 when Lewis Theobald offered a “8onjecture” on behalf of 1591...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 7–16.
Published: 01 March 1950
... editions of Terence during the Renaissance; the “two trestles and a board” that sufficed for popular interludes, farces, and Shrove- tide plays during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were also de- picted by a few contemporaries. In addition, several detailed plans for the performances...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 1994
... after ig 17. He also expands the picture considerably by drawing attention to various aspects of narrative that become visible once one accepts realism’s incapacity to fulfill the terms of its own mandate. His accounts of subgenres such as melodrama, farce, historiography, and the lyric combat...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 35–46.
Published: 01 March 1976
... of the revisionist approach to all of Middleton’s comedies. In any event, my basic position is that the principal concern of both works is entertainment, not in~truction.~Closer in tone to farce than to satire, they aim to arouse laughter, which is neither sympathetic nor derisive, not so much...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 113–124.
Published: 01 June 1957
...Helen A. Kaufman Copyright © 1957 by Duke University Press 1957 TRAPPOLIN SUPPOSED A PRINCE AND MEASURE FOR MEASURE By HELENA. KAUFMAN It is a far cry from the Clown-Prince theme to Measure for Meas- ure-from Cokain’s farce Trappolin...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 1968
... and donnish style. We hear of the “double image” of comedy during the period, of “Thalia the beadle” and “Thalia the hoyden,” representing cor- rective comedy and farce respectively. We find the plays classified according to four varieties of comic “sock” worn by their authors-the “learned sock...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 491–493.
Published: 01 December 1968
..., les Orgon, les Argan” (p. 12)-as well as the series of pure farces from L’Etourdi to Le Malade imaginaire. For Gutwirth there are three types in Molitre’s plays: le Jaloux, I‘lmposteur, and le Fourbe. This is rather an arbitrary classifi- cation and leads to simplified categories. Five...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 217–219.
Published: 01 June 1994
... that the dramas of law were a rich source of invention for both the farce and biblical drama in the late Middle Ages. Plays from the Farce du pect to the great mysthes drew on legal argumentation modes like the pocis, or legal debate, as Enders tellingly shows us. Meticulously argued, solidly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 458–460.
Published: 01 September 1942
.... $3.00. Any book concerned with the farces, sotties and morality plays of mediaeval France is exceedingly welcome, for large stretches of this field have long been lying fallow. That a legally trained stu- dent of the period should turn his skill to analyzing the theatre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 248–250.
Published: 01 June 1970
... of absurdist drama as Jarry’s prototype clown P&re Ubu, or Beckett’s clownish varieties as represented by Didi, Gogo, Pozzo, and Lucky, or even the new working-class clown now emerging in the recent farces of Henry Livings. I am saying, in effect, that the story of the fool is not over, that drama...