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The fool and his scepter; a study in clowns and jesters and their audience.


[Evanston, Ill.] Northwestern University Press, 1969.
ISBN , 0810100029, 9780810100022

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Subjects Clowns.
Drama.
Englisch.
Narr (Motiv)
Narren.
Narrenliteratur.
Wit and Humor as Topic.
Description xxii, 265 pages illustrations, facsimiles, portraits 25 cm
Copyright Date 1969.
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 237-257).
Contents Part one : The fool and his show -- The fool as an apparition -- Some basic characteristics of the fool -- The fool and mimesis -- Part two : The pattern of folly -- The permanence of the fool -- The fool as primitive and magical -- Order and chaos and the fool -- The fool and "good" and "bad" -- The fool, the boundary, and the center -- Part three : The fool and the kingdom -- The king, the hero, and the fool -- The fool and the woman -- The tragic dimension of folly : Hamlet -- The comic dimension of folly : Buster Keaton's The General -- The sovereign fool : The tragedy of King Lear -- The republic of folly and the holy fool.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)11909
(OCoLC)ocm00011909
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Willeford, William.
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