Mirth and morality of Shakespeare's holy fools / Sandra J. Pyle.
By: Pyle, Sandra J.Material type: TextSeries: Studies in British literature: v. 33.Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, c1998Description: xix, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0773484809; 9780773484801; 088946927X (series); 9780889469273 (series).Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Fools | Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century | Christian drama, English -- History and criticism | Didactic drama, English -- History and criticism | Medievalism -- England -- History -- 16th century | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion | Fools and jesters in literature | Christian ethics in literature | Religion in literature | Virtues in literature | Vices in literatureDDC classification: 822.3/3 Other classification: 18.05
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-258) and index.
Shakespeare's holy fools and their priestly mission -- Feste as curate exorcises pride in Twelfth night -- The fool scourges envy in King Lear -- Petruchio combats anger in The taming of the shrew -- Physician heal thyself--Hamlet, the clown prince, purges sloth -- Portia prosecutes avarice in The merchant of Venice -- Prince Hal foils gluttony in Henry IV, I & II -- Bottom, the uncourtly lover, nullifies lust in A midsummer night's dream -- Dancing with the holy fool.