The Fool in European Theatre: Stages of Folly Tim Prentki

ISBN: 9780230291591

Published: December 15th 2011

Hardcover

240 pages


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The Fool in European Theatre: Stages of Folly  by  Tim Prentki

The Fool in European Theatre: Stages of Folly by Tim Prentki
December 15th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780230291591 | 9.76 Mb

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, Büchner and Boal. From Falstaff to Fo viaMoreWhy 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, Büchner 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.



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