Better a shrew than a sheep : women, drama, and the culture of jest in early modern England /Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003Description: xi, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0801440246 (cloth : alk. paper); 0801488362 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): English drama -- History and criticism. -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 | English drama -- History and criticism. -- 17th century | English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism | English wit and humor -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- History -- 16th century. -- England | Women and literature -- History -- 17th century. -- England | Jestbooks, English -- History | Comic, The, in literature | Sex role in literature | Women in literatureOnline resources: Table of contents
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Epoka University Library
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -253) and index.
Introduction : sauce for the gander -- Near neighbors, women's wars, and merry wives -- Ale and female : gossips as players, alehouse as theater -- Between women, or, All is fair at horn fair -- "O such a rogue would be hang'd!" shrews versus wife beaters -- Scandalous pleasures : a coney-catcher and her public -- Griselda the fool -- Epilogue : the problem of fun.