Table of contents for Shakespeare's festive world : Elizabethan seasonal entertainment and the professional stage / Francois Laroque ; translated by Janet Lloyd.

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List of illustrations
Foreword Sir Keith Thomas
Part I. Introduction: Festivity During the Elizabethan Age: 1. Festivity and popular beliefs in the Elizabethan age
2.  Festivity and society in Shakespeare's time
3. The calendar
4. The cycle of calendary festivals
5. The non-calendary festivals
Part II. Introduction: Some Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on Literary Analysis: 6. Festivity and dramatic structure: methodological problems
7. Festivity and time in Shakespeare's plays
8. Festivity and society in Shakespeare's plays
9. Festivity and its images in Shakespeare's plays
10. Othello and the festive traditions
Appendix I: Calendars
Appendix II: Iconography

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Manners and customs, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Folklore, Festivals England History 16th century, Holidays England History 16th century, Theater England History 16th century, England Social life and customs 16th century, Literature and folklore England History 16th century, Great Britain History Elizabeth, 1558-1603, Folklore in literature, Seasons in literature, Manners and customs in literature