virus: The fool's fool

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 13 Aug 97 21:01:38 -0400

>I think is a myth that the court jester was as fine an instrument. It is
>one we carry from Shakespeare's King Lear which so deftly uses the fool as
>the counterpoint, foil, partner in crime of the aging (foolish) king.

Thanx for this, and the rest of your comment. I had yet to rifle through
my theatre history stuff, but it all seemed on target.

The Fool has always been a dramatic tool, but then, we are all players,
in our time, playing many parts....

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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