Fool

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$15.62 - $21.81
UPC:
9780751543957
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2001-04-12
Author:
Christopher Moore
Language:
english
Edition:
0

Product Overview

A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout:\nIn Moores randy alternate Britain, in which Lear is a thirteenth-century monarch rather than the fourth-century BCE figure he most probably was (if he was real, not legendary), the fool doesnt disappear in the third-act storm. Indeed, he sets the ball rolling that eventually crushes the king, his ingrate elder daughters, and most of the others that perish in Shakespeares most devastating tragedy. He and Cordelia survive, though, as well they might, since the fool loves Cordelia. Hows that for a new wrinkle? Others include a horny, dumbbell, giant apprentice fool, named Drool after his chronic propensity; all manner of hot-to-trot supernumeraries; and more or less wall-to-wall, farcical fornicating and fighting. While a jolly good time can be had, the horror and high pathos of the basic plot frequently douse the comic and sexual fires like so much ice water in the face, or lower. King Lear is one tough play to parody, at leas

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