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Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook

Author: Vicki K Janik
Publisher: Westport [Conn.] : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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and cultural and mythological figures, such as India's Birbal, the American circus clown, the Native American Coyote, Taishu Engeki of Japan, Hephaestus, Loki the Norse fool, schlimiels and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bio-bibliography
Biographies
Biography
Bibliography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history.
Westport [Conn.] : Greenwood Press, 1998
(OCoLC)606958197
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki K Janik
ISBN: 0313297851 9780313297854
OCLC Number: 37400901
Description: xv, 552 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Woody Allen : the clown as tragic hero --
The anthropology of fools --
Robert Armin --
Archy Armstrong --
The Badin --
Lucille Ball --
Jean-Louis Barrault --
Beckett's postmodern clowns : Vladimir (Didi), Estragon (Gogo), Pozzo, and Lucky --
Jack Benny --
Birbal --
The Bishop of Fools --
George Burns and Gracie Allen : the Jewish vaudeville tradition --
The camp --
Canio-Pagliacco and Petrouchka : two contrasting images of Pierrot --
Charlie Chaplin --
The American circus clown --
Commedia dell'Arte --
Native American coyote trickster tales and cycles --
The drag queen --
Sir John Falstaff --
Feste --
W.C. Fields --
Folly in the enduring tradition --
The fop : "Apes and echoes of men" : gentlemanly ideals and the restoration --
Gimpel --
Joseph Grimaldi --
Forrest Gump : innocent fool --
Hamlet --
Hephaestus, Hermes, and Prometheus : jesters to the gods --
The Heyoka of the Sioux --
Clowns of the Hopi --
Knaves and fools in Ben Jonson --
Buster Keaton --
William Kemp --
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy : yin and yang --
Lear's Fool --
Loki, the Norse fool --
The Marx Brothers --
Merry Report --
Paul the apostle --
Penasar of Bali : sacred clowns --
Pierrot : dramatic and literary mask --
Plautus's clowns --
Puck/Robin Goodfellow --
Punch and Judy --
François Rabelais --
Martha Raye --
Rigoletto --
Schlemiels and schlimazels --
The Sleary circus --
Socrates as fool in Aristophanes and Plato --
Will Sommers --
The sottie, the sots, and the fols --
South African political clowning : laughter and resistance to apartheid --
Country squires and bumpkins --
The Three Stooges --
Taishu Engeki : subverting the patterns of Japanese culture --
The tarot fool --
The tarot fool in English and American novels --
Touchstone --
The vice figure in middle English morality plays --
The vice in Henry Medwall's Nature --
Mae West --
The Yankee --
Zanni.
Responsibility: edited by Vicki K. Janik.
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