Clowns, fools and picaros : popular forms in theatre, fiction and film


Auteurs : Robb, David (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Amsterdam ; New York

Éditeur : Rodopi

Collection : At the interface/probing the boundaries ; v. 43

Date de publication : 2007

ISBN : 978-90-420-2340-6

Langue : Anglais

Description : vi, 233 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Sujets :
Clowns dans l'art
Art clownesque - Philosophie et théorie
Fous et bouffons
Commedia dell'arte
Histoire de l'art clownesque
Clowns dans la littérature
Clowns - Cinema
Art clownesque et société
Art clownesque - Aspect social

Dépouillement du document :
1. Where the Antic Sits
2. Modern Tragicomedy and the Fool
3. The Postmodern Theatre Clown
4. Nietzsche and the Praise of Masks
5. Clowning Around at the Limits of Representation: On Fools, Fetishes and Bruce Naumann’s Clown Torture
6. An American Circus: the Lynch Victim as Clown
7. The Court Jester in Nigerian Drama
8. “Fratello Arlecchino”: Clowns, Kings, and Bombs in Bali
9. Scaramouche: The Mask and the Millenium
10. The Cinema of Masks: Commedia dell ‘Arte and Jean Renoir’s The Golden Coach
11. From Nestroy to Wenzel & Mensching: Carnivalesque Revolutionaries in the German-Speaking Theatrical Tradition
12. Karlos Koun, Karaghiozis and The Birds: Aristophanes as Popular Theatre
13. The Clown as Social Critic: Kerouac’s Vision
14. Picaresque Narratology: Lazarillo de Tormes and Edgar Hilsenrath’s Der Nazi und der Friseur

Résumé :
By its very nature the clown, as represented in art, is an interdisciplinary phenomenon. In whichever artform it appears – fiction, drama, film, photography or fine art – it carries the symbolic association of its usage in popular culture, be it ritual festivities, street theatre or circus. The clown, like its extended family of fools, jesters, picaros and tricksters, has a variety of functions all focussed around its status and image of being “other.” Frequently a marginalized figure, it provides the foil for the shortcomings of dominant discourse or the absurdities of human behaviour.
Clowns, Fools and Picaros represents the latest research on the clown, bringing together for the first time studies from four continents: Europe, America, Africa and Asia. It attempts to ascertain commonalities, overlaps and differences between artistic expressions of the “clownesque” from these various continents and genres, and above all, to examine the role of the clown in our cultures today. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.330 1 R631c 2007

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