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The Fool in European Theatre

Stages of Folly

  • Authors
  • Tim┬áPrentki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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    Pages 1-21
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    Pages 22-49
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    Pages 69-95
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-229

About this book

Introduction

Why is folly essential to the functioning of a healthy society? Why is theatre a natural home for madness? The answers take the reader on a journey embracing Shakespeare and Jonson, Brecht and Beckett, B├╝chner and Boal. From Falstaff to Fo via Figaro, this study examines the art of telling truth to power and surviving long enough to have a laugh.

Keywords

Europe stage theatre William Shakespeare

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