Clowns, fools and picaros.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
|資料類型：||會議刊物, 文獻, 網際網路資源|
|ISBN:||9781435613386 1435613384 9042023406 9789042023406|
|注意：||Based on papers from a conference held at the Queen's University of Belfast in September 4-6, 2003.|
|描述：||1 online resource (233 p.)|
|叢書名：||At the interface/probing the boundaries, v. 43.|
|責任：||edited by David Robb.|
"By its very nature the clown, as represented in art, is an interdisciplinary phenomenon. In whichever artform it appears - fiction, drama, film, photography or fine art - it carries the symbolic association of its usage in popular culture, be it ritual festivities, street theatre or circus. The clown, like its extended family of fools, jesters, picaros and tricksters, has a variety of functions all focussed around its status and image of being "other." Frequently a marginalised figure, it provides the foil for the shortcomings of dominant discourse or the absurdities of human behaviour." "Clowns, Fools and Picaros represents the latest research on the clown, bringing together for the first time studies from four continents: Europe, America, Africa and Asia. It attempts to ascertain commonalities, overlaps and differences between artistic expressions of the "clownesque" from these various continents and genres, and above all, to examine the role of the clown in our cultures today." "This volume is of interest for scholars of political and comic drama, film and visual art as well as scholars of comparative literature and anthropology."--BOOK JACKET.
- Clowns in literature -- Congresses.
- Fools and jesters in literature -- Congresses.
- Tricksters in literature -- Congresses.
- Clowns -- History -- Congresses.
- Theater -- History -- Congresses.
- Postmodernism (Literature) -- Congresses.
- Fine Arts.
- TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
- LITERARY CRITICISM -- General.
- Fools and jesters.
- Postmodernism (Literature)