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

By: Willeford, William
Material type: TextTextEvanston, IL Northwestern Univ. Press c1969Edition: 5th printing, 1986Description: xxii, 265p; illus; bibliog. notes; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-8101-0533-0Subject(s): Fools and JestersAbstract: 'For this purpose, [Willeford] uses his expertise as a critic of literature and his training and experience as a psychotherapist to analyze data drawn from a field wide enough to include ritual clowning of primitive societies, fool literature and court jesters of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Shakespearean tragedies, comic turns and vaudeville sketches drawn from the modern circus, stage, and screen.'
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'For this purpose, [Willeford] uses his expertise as a critic of literature and his training and experience as a psychotherapist to analyze data drawn from a field wide enough to include ritual clowning of primitive societies, fool literature and court jesters of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Shakespearean tragedies, comic turns and vaudeville sketches drawn from the modern circus, stage, and screen.'

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