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Clowning and authorship in early modern theatre / Richard Preiss.

  • Author

    Preiss, Richard.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  • Subject

    Clowns in literature

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism

    Fools and jesters in literature

Introduction: the play is not the thing; 1. What audiences did; 2. Send in the clown; 3. Wiring Richard Tarlton; 4. Nobody's business; 5. Private practice; Epilogue: the principal verb.