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Shakespeare’s Great Stage of Fools

  • Authors
  • Robert H. Bell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert H. Bell
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  3. Robert H. Bell
    Pages 9-31
  4. Robert H. Bell
    Pages 33-48
  5. Robert H. Bell
    Pages 49-78
  6. Robert H. Bell
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-186

About this book

Introduction

This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare's fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling. Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare's theatrical career,  Bell highlights the fun, wit, insights, and mysteries of some of Shakespeare's most vibrant and often vexing figures.

Keywords

clown identity stage William Shakespeare

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