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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0529  Friday, 5 September 2008

[1] From:   Ben Spiller <
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     Date:   Monday, 1 Sep 2008 18:12:19 +0100
     Subj:   Re: SHK 19.0521 Court Fools

[2] From:   Frank Whigham <
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     Date:   Monday, 1 Sep 2008 14:43:49 -0500
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From:       Ben Spiller <
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Date:       Monday, 1 Sep 2008 18:12:19 +0100
Subject: 19.0521 Court Fools
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0521 Court Fools

Try:  Enid Welsford, "The Fool: His Social and Literary History" (Faber and 
Faber, 1935); William Willeford, "The Fool and His Sceptre" (Northwestern 
University Press, 1969); and John Southworth, "Fools and Jesters at the English 
Court" (Sutton Publishing, 1998).

Also, my theatre company (www.1623theatre.co.uk) performs a show called Stand-Up 
Shakespeare, which features fools and clowns from Shakespeare's plays and 
reworks them into modern stand-up comedians (e.g. Lance the dog-loving tramp, 
Autloycus the thieving wide-boy and Feste the sharp-tongued punk). I can send 
you more information off-group, if you like.

Best wishes
Ben.

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From:       Frank Whigham <
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Date:       Monday, 1 Sep 2008 14:43:49 -0500
Subject: 19.0521 Court Fools
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0521 Court Fools

Enid Welsford. The Fool: His Social and Literary History (1935).

~Frank Whigham

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