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Six Mediaeval French Farces

Mediaeval Studies v. 11

Translated by Thierry Boucquey
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 1st Jan 1999
Dimensions: w 165mm h 241mm
Weight: 562g
ISBN-10: 0773480382
ISBN-13: 9780773480384
Barcode No: 9780773480384
This volume offers English translations of six French farces dating from the beginning to the mid-16th century. Each play portrays particular features of French farce. The author has illustrated these aspects, allowing the reader to appreciate the distinctions between works within the genre. The introduction provides a profile of the corpus of plays as well as a brief but enlightening history of farce itself. Each chapter/play includes its own introduction and set of notes, providing historical, cultural and staging information

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