Fools Are Everywhere: The Court Jester around the World

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In this lively work, Beatrice K. Otto takes us on a journey around the world in search of one of the most colorful characters in history—the court jester. Though not always clad in cap and bells, these witty, quirky characters crop up everywhere, from the courts of ancient China and the Mogul emperors of India to those of medieval Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. With a wealth of anecdotes, jokes, quotations, epigraphs, and illustrations (including flip art), Otto brings to light little-known jesters, highlighting their humanizing influence on people with power and position and placing otherwise remote historical figures in a more idiosyncratic, intimate light.

Most of the work on the court jester has concentrated on Europe; Otto draws on previously untranslated classical Chinese writings and other sources to correct this bias and also looks at jesters in literature, mythology, and drama. Written with wit and humor, Fools Are Everywhere is the most comprehensive look at these roguish characters who risked their necks not only to mock and entertain but also to fulfill a deep and widespread human and social need.

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About the Author :

Beatrice K. Ottolives and works in Geneva.

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Mention a court jester, and one pictures a whimsical creature in a belled hat or, perhaps, the ill-fated character in King Lear. Otto's lively, well-researched text proves that there are centuries of other examples and that the jester has a rich tradition worldwide. Recounting stories about jesters from You Zhan of the Qin dynasty (third century B.C.E.) to Gabriel La Mena of 16th-century Spain, Otto defines the many facets of the roleDone who provides amusement, wit, diversion, advice, entertainment, companionship, undying loyalty, and more. Through anecdotes, historical details, analyses, and commentary, Otto brilliantly delineates the court jester, and quotations and illustrations do much to enhance this eminently readable text. She also discusses stage and literature portrayals and draws parallels to modern versions of the character, such as Will Rogers and Groucho Marx. The appendix contains a table of jesters and the courts, dates, and countries with which they were associated. Although intended for a scholarly audience, this is well worth a look by avid readers with an eye for an informative yet uncommon title.DCarol J. Binkowski, Bloomfield, NJ
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