"The Farce of the Fart" and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English
Edited and translated by Jody Enders
496 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4323-9 | $49.95 | £32.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
"Scurrilous, sexy, stupid, satirical, scatological, side-splitting, and probably something else beginning with 's,' Jody Enders's translation of twelve French farces is a real discovery that goes a long way to re-adjusting our perception of the Middle Ages. Enders is a great champion of comedy at its most vulgar and hilarious. She points out that however silly or banal these farces may appear to us, they nonetheless confront the real controversies of their day over the law, politics, religion, social order, or the battle of the sexes. Thoroughly grounded in her academic approach to the subject, Enders nevertheless writes with liveliness and humor and wit. She is unafraid to reference modern comedy in her translations and insists on the primacy of performance in assessing these comedies from half a millennium ago."–Terry Jones
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