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

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

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: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history.
Westport [Conn.] : Greenwood Press, 1998
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 --
Responsibility: edited by Vicki K. Janik.
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