The majority of Shakespeare's plays have at least one clown figure making an appearance. These characters range from rogues who say only a line or two, to important figures like Touchstone and Falstaff. Videbaek examines even the smallest clown roles, showing how the clown's freedom of speech allows him to become a mediator between the audience and the action of the play, helping audience interpretation. This illuminating celebration of the stage clown's contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays will be a valuable resource for both students and scholars alike.
|Series:||Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies Series , #69|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)|
|Lexile:||1250L (what's this?)|
About the Author
BENTE A. VIDEBAEK is an Adjunct Professor of English at Suffolk County Community College. Born in Denmark, she holds degrees in English and Danish/Scandinavian from the University of Copenhagen. After moving to the United States, she obtained a doctoral degree in English literature from Northwestern University.