Shakespeare and Carnival

After Bakhtin

  • Ronald Knowles

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

About this book


This collection of essays is the first to reassess a range of Shakespeare's plays in relation to carnivalesque theory. Contributors re-historicize the carnivalesque in different ways, offering both a developed application, or critique of, Bakhtin's thought.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Knowles
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

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