The English Clown Tradition from the Middle Ages to Shakespeare

The English Clown Tradition from the Middle Ages to Shakespeare

by Robert Hornback

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843843566
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 07/18/2013
Series: Studies in Renaissance Literature Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 790,150
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Unearthing Yoricks: Literary Archaeology and the Ideologies of Early English ClowningFolly as Proto-Racism: Blackface in the "Natural" Fool Tradition"Sports and Follies Against the Pope": Tudor Evangelical Lords of Misrule"Verie Devout Asses": Ignorant Puritan ClowsThe Fool "by Art": The All-Licensed "Artificial" Fool in the King Lear QuartoEpilogue. License Revoked: Ending an Era

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