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Fools Are Everywhere

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Author: Beatrice K. Otto
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Book Size: 59.77 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 444
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Fools Are Everywhere

by Beatrice K. Otto, Fools Are Everywhere Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Fools Are Everywhere book, 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.



Serious Play

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Author: Louise Peacock
Publisher: Intellect Books
Release Date: 2009
Book Size: 77.80 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 183
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Serious Play

by Louise Peacock, Serious Play Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Serious Play book, Slapstick comedy is the primary mode of performance for clowns, and in Serious Play, drama scholar Louise Peacock explores the evolution over the past fifty years of this unique brand of physical comedy. Though an analysis of clowning in a range of settings—theaters, circuses, hospitals, refugee camps, and churches—Peacock offers a framework for the evaluation of clowning, and she examines the therapeutic potential of the comedic performance. This is the first book to consider clowning venues and styles in light of play theory, including comparisons of traditional clown comedy and contemporary circuses like Cirque du Soleil. A distinctive study, Serious Play also provides authoritative definitions of clowns and clown performance styles that establishes a critical vocabulary for clowning performance.



Journal Of A Mad Man

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Author: Derrick McCarson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2014-02-19
Book Size: 38.29 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Journal Of A Mad Man

by Derrick McCarson, Journal Of A Mad Man Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Journal Of A Mad Man book, What is the meaning of life? The question has been asked by the brightest philosophical minds for centuries. Still to this day answers vary greatly depending on the worldview. Solomon, the wisest king in Israel's history, set all his energies to search for the ultimate meaning of life under the sun. His conclusions may shock and surprise you--vanity, chasing after the wind, absurdity, vanishing smoke. Are these the musings of a genius or of a mad man? If you are looking for a candy-coated appraisal of life then go ahead and put this book down. However, if you are looking for a no-frills, brutally honest, ragged-edged assessment of reality, then you have discovered an indispensable volume. In Journal of a Mad Man, pastor and author Derrick McCarson will carefully guide readers verse by verse through Solomon's meditations recorded in the Old Testament book of wisdom--Ecclesiastes. Not only will readers attempt to plumb the depths of some of mankind's most vexing questions, but they will also discover Solomon's secrets for wise living in a warped world.



Comic Relief

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Author: John Morreall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Book Size: 53.36 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Comic Relief

by John Morreall, Comic Relief Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Comic Relief book, Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices against humor as being antisocial, irrational, and foolish Argues that humor’s benefits overlap significantly with those of philosophy Includes a foreword by Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker



Asian Folklore Studies

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Publisher:
Release Date: 2001
Book Size: 28.63 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Asia
Languages : en
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Asian Folklore Studies

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A Dictionary Of American Proverbs

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Author: Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 1992
Book Size: 76.54 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 710
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A Dictionary Of American Proverbs

by Wolfgang Mieder, A Dictionary Of American Proverbs Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Dictionary Of American Proverbs book, Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins



Smiles Are Everywhere

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Author: Bernie Warren
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Book Size: 75.77 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Smiles Are Everywhere

by Bernie Warren, Smiles Are Everywhere Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Smiles Are Everywhere book, The role of humour, laughter and play in healthcare and wellbeing is a hot topic. Smiles are Everywhere: Integrating clown-play into healthcare practice is a practical handbook aimed primarily at healthcare professionals and those working in healthcare settings who wish to bring play and humour into their work. Drawing together the authors’ considerable experience in practice, research and training in the use of humour in healthcare settings, this book works to bring theory into practice in a simple, user-friendly manner. Central to Smiles are Everywhere is the understanding that healthcare professionals are striving to deliver patient-centred care and that the activities suggested can be integrated into existing methods of care delivery. The book includes: A rationale for why and where laughter and play are beneficial in healthcare settings Guidelines for integrating clown-plays into your own practice Advice on strategies and approaches More than fifty clearly laid out activities and ideas developed and adapted by the authors. Ideal for healthcare professionals as well as anyone working in a healthcare setting, the ideas presented here can also be translated to educational, corporate and training environments.



The Holiday Keepsake Or Birth Day Gift By Peter Parley And Other Authors

The holiday keepsake  or  Birth day gift  by Peter Parley and other authors PDF
Author: Peter Parley (pseud.)
Publisher:
Release Date: 1865
Book Size: 13.72 MB
Book Format: PDF
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Languages : en
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The Holiday Keepsake Or Birth Day Gift By Peter Parley And Other Authors

by Peter Parley (pseud.), The Holiday Keepsake Or Birth Day Gift By Peter Parley And Other Authors Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Holiday Keepsake Or Birth Day Gift By Peter Parley And Other Authors book,



Jung And Tarot

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Author: Sallie Nichols
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date: 1980-06-01
Book Size: 17.19 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 393
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Jung And Tarot

by Sallie Nichols, Jung And Tarot Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Jung And Tarot book, Highly innovative work presenting a piercing interpretation of the tarot in terms of Jungian psychology. Through analogy with the humanities, mythology and the graphic arts, the significance of the cards is related to personal growth and individuation. The major arcana becomes a map of life, and the hero's journey becomes something that each individual can relate to the symbolism of the cards and therefore to the personal life.



A Fool S Paradise A Novel

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Author: Thomas Archer (historical writer.)
Publisher:
Release Date: 1870
Book Size: 44.45 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages :
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A Fool S Paradise A Novel

by Thomas Archer (historical writer.), A Fool S Paradise A Novel Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Fool S Paradise A Novel book,



Fools Plays

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Author: Heather Arden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1980-05
Book Size: 26.72 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Fools Plays

by Heather Arden, Fools Plays Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Fools Plays book, Dr Arden analyses the sottie, a short comical play, which flourished in France from about 1440 to 1560.



Sacred Folly

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Author: Max Harris
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Book Size: 73.19 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Sacred Folly

by Max Harris, Sacred Folly Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Sacred Folly book, For centuries, the Feast of Fools has been condemned and occasionally celebrated as a disorderly, even transgressive Christian festival, in which reveling clergy elected a burlesque Lord of Misrule, presided over the divine office wearing animal masks or women’s clothes, sang obscene songs, swung censers that gave off foul-smelling smoke, played dice at the altar, and otherwise parodied the liturgy of the church. Afterward, they would take to the streets, howling, issuing mock indulgences, hurling manure at bystanders, and staging scurrilous plays. The problem with this popular account—intriguing as it may be—is that it is wrong. In Sacred Folly, Max Harris rewrites the history of the Feast of Fools, showing that it developed in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries as an elaborate and orderly liturgy for the day of the Circumcision (1 January)—serving as a dignified alternative to rowdy secular New Year festivities. The intent of the feast was not mockery but thanksgiving for the incarnation of Christ. Prescribed role reversals, in which the lower clergy presided over divine office, recalled Mary’s joyous affirmation that God "has put down the mighty from their seat and exalted the humble." The "fools" represented those chosen by God for their lowly status. The feast, never widespread, was largely confined to cathedrals and collegiate churches in northern France. In the fifteenth century, high-ranking clergy who relied on rumor rather than firsthand knowledge attacked and eventually suppressed the feast. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians repeatedly misread records of the feast; their erroneous accounts formed a shaky foundation for subsequent understanding of the medieval ritual. By returning to the primary documents, Harris reconstructs a Feast of Fools that is all the more remarkable for being sanctified rather than sacrilegious.