EMEDD Citations for "farce"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. farce (French entry by Randle Cotgrave 1611)

    Farce: f. A (fond and dissolute) Play, Comedie, or Enterlude; also, the Iyg at the end of an Enterlude, wherein some pretie knauerie is acted; also, a Pudding, Haggas, Liuering; any stuffing, in meats. C'est vne vraye farce. Tis a meere ieast, a very mockerie. Il ioue sa farce. He playes his prankes; he acts his part.

© Feb. 1999