Published July 25, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||224|
"Fool" is a retelling of Shakespeare's "King Lear" from the Fool's perspective. The fool in Shakespeare's text is an integral supporting character who utters most of the play's philosophical secrets. Moore picks up on that and expands it into the plot for this novel.4/5. New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream—as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother.. Lord, what fools these mortals be In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering /5(). Eric Rasmussen and Ian DeJong consider the actors who first played Shakespeare's fools, and their influence on the way that, over the course of the playwright's career, his fools move from physical comedy to verbal humour and, finally, to melancholy and cynicism. 'Fools and Mortals' finds Shakespeare's brother taking center stage As in all the best historical fiction, readers will come away with a seminar's-worth of historical knowledge without feeling.
'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. Useful to any students as a compendium of good insights, it will infect them with Bell's sense of the sheer 5/5(1). Richard Shakespeare is an actor, and a thief, he is also the younger brother of William Shakespeare and a player with the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Puritans are trying to close the Theatre, Richard is fed up with playing women, and someone has stolen some of Will's plays. 'Fools and Mortals' isn't a bad book. It has it's interesting points/5. Shakespeare leverages the role of the Fool to great effect in King Fool becomes wise when Lear becomes foolish, and as Lear becomes Author: Wesley Matlock. Wise fools in Shakespeare. [Robert Hillis Goldsmith; Oscar James Campbell] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hillis Goldsmith; Oscar James Campbell. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:
OCLC Number: Description: pages 24 cm: Contents: The fool of tradition --Emergence of the stage fool --Elizabethan fools and clowns --Shakespeare's wise fools: Touchstone in artful feste. Lavache--The ribald jester. Lear's fool and his five in motley: Malcontent and buffoonish satirists. The Motley Fool has been providing investing insights and financial advice to millions of people for over 25 years. Learn how we make the world Smarter, Happier & Richer. I suspect Cornwell’s fans, who seek thrilling historical action and adventure, will be disappointed with Fools and Mortals, while new readers drawn by the Shakespeare connection will be disappointed by the shallowness of the characterizations and plot. Terry Zobeck is a substance-abuse researcher with the federal government. Shakespeare's Clowns and Fools Appearing in most of Shakespeare's dramas, the clown or fool figure remains one of the most intriguing stage characters in the Shakespearean oeuvre and has.