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Shakespeare"s great stage of fools

Robert H. Bell

Shakespeare"s great stage of fools

by Robert H. Bell

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance,
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism,
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare,
  • Clowns in literature,
  • Clowns,
  • Characters,
  • Fools,
  • Fools and jesters in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRobert H. Bell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2992.F6 B45 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 186 p. :
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25565850M
    ISBN 10023011511X
    ISBN 109780230115118
    LC Control Number2011006317
    OCLC/WorldCa701019992

      Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear—the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom’s “last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination” on the front page of The New York Times Book Reviews: Robert H. Bell. Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. $ Robert Bell's study, Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools, undertakes the ambitious goal of exploring the virtues, wisdom, value, and limitations of folly and so-called "foolosophy" (Thomas Chaloner's coinage in his translation of Praise of Folly and .

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Offering witty, insightful close readings that explain the ways fools help one make sense of the seemingly senseless, Bell shows how 'the fool is on our side and at one with us.' Summing Up: Highly recommended [for] all readers.' - D. Pesta, Choice 'Reading Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools is a great pleasure.5/5(1).

Offering witty, insightful close readings that explain the ways fools help one make sense of the seemingly senseless, Bell shows how 'the fool is on our side and at one with us.' Summing Up: Highly recommended [for] all readers.' - D.

Pesta, Choice 'Reading Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools is a great pleasure.5/5(1). Summing Up: Highly recommended [for] all readers.' - D. Pesta, Choice 'Reading Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools is a great pleasure. Written with verve and an almost explosive wit, as if the fools helped write it, it reflects both a good deal of recent scholarship and a great deal of experience teaching/5(4).

This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare's fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling. Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare's. His Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools accomplishes, in under pages, what much commentary on Shakespeare never even attempts.

Following "folly" through its developing resonance in the comedies, romances, and tragedies, Bell plays Shakespeare, makes the plays dance. Bell's own verbal energies make this book a delight to read, as he conveys 5/5(1). This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed study of Shakespeare’s fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling.

From the knockabout clowns of the early comedies, through the wise fools of the mature plays, to disturbing tragic figures who play the fool, Shakespeare dramatizes the pleasures and perils of fooling and folly, and evokes the mysterious possibilities of “foolosophy.”. This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare's fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling.

Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare's theatrical career, Bell highlights the fun, wit, insights, and mysteries of some of Shakespeare's most vibrant and often vexing figures. 'Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools will instruct and delight not only scholars and critics, but all lovers of Shakespeare.

Bell has that 'most rare vision': he sees the historical and thematic grand picture as well as the beautiful and mysterious details. Like a modern Erasmus, Bell shows how we are all ensnared and yet sometimes saved by folly.

This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare's fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling. Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare's theatrical career, Bell highlights the fun, wit, insights, and mysteries of some of Shakespeare's most vibrant and often vexing : Palgrave Macmillan US.

JAQUES A fool, a fool I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool a miserable world As I do live by food, I met a fool Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good set terms and yet a motley fool.

'Good. —William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools is a brief work, but it covers a considerable amount of material. Beginning with a discussion of the embodiment of folly, Moria, in Erasmus's Praise of Folly, Bell identifies foolery as “the dynamic, ongoing exchange between opposites such as sublime and ridiculous, everything and nothing” (7).

This Great Stage of Fools takes its name from King Lear, a nod to Booth’s lifelong love of Shakespeare. Booth’s mind and wit are sorely missed, but readers of the book.

The Shakespearean fool is a recurring character type in the works of William Shakespeare. Shakespearean fools are usually clever peasants or commoners that use their wits to outdo people of higher social standing. In this sense, they are very similar to the real fools, and jesters of the time, but their characteristics are greatly heightened for theatrical effect.

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Abstract. Moria boasts, “Why should I want a temple, since the whole world, unless I am badly mistaken, is a splendid temple dedicated to me?”(Erasmus 75).Nowhere could Folly claim more dedicated disciples than in Shakespeare’s England, where jesters, zanies, and harlequins capered on stages, enlivened festivals and holidays, and might live at royal courts and great.

This Great Stage of Fools: The Journey of Delusion and Deceit in Spenser's The Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's King Lear Perhaps more than any other period in British history, the English Renaissance embodied the themes of deception and deceitfulness.Shakespeare's great stage of fools / "This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare's fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling.

Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare's theatrical career, Bell highlights the fun, wit, insights, and mysteries of some of.Shakespeare's Great Stage of Fools.

By Robert H. Bell, Frederick Latimer Wells Professor of English. Palgrave Macmillan, This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare’s fascination with clowns, fools and fooling. Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare’s theatrical.