Carnival and Theater: Plebeian Culture and the Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

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In Elizabethan England, the theatre was not so much an art form but the site of active institution-making, and a celebration of collective life. Bristol develops this argument by drawing on the work of Bakhtin and Durkheim.

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Playing the old works historically
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The social function of festivity
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Carnival and plebeian culture
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