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Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

John Saward

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book tells the story of those who have taken Jesus and his apostles at their word and have received from God the rare and terrible charism of holy folly. The book encounters a wide variety of ... More


Over-the-Top and In-the-Trenches: (Teens)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the all-black production of Darktown Follies of 1913—the musical hit that popularized such tap steps as over-the-top and in-the-trenches—and the “buying” of that musical by ... More


Structural Change in the Masques, 1610–1616

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the structural differences in Jonson's later masques – namely Oberon, Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly, Love Restored, and The Irish Masque – compared with those that came ... More


On with the Show!

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The earliest rivals of The Broadway Melody were compelled to grapple with a distinctive group of artistic and technical challenges. Warners' The Desert Song, the screen's first operetta, and Fox's ... More


Broadway Babies

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

Partly in imitation of the successful Broadway Melody format, backstage musicals became the most popular type of early musical. While Warner Bros.' Gold Diggers of Broadway was a huge success, others ... More


Juvenal: Satires Book V

John Godwin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622171
eISBN:
9781800851030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622171.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal’s fifth and last book of Satires consists of three complete poems and one fragment. The poems offer a scandalised exposure of human folly and vice, but the poet also appears to be promoting ... More


Introduction: The Saturnalian Pattern

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the connections between Shakespeare's comedies and Elizabethan holidays. It argues that the saturnalian pattern came to Shakespeare from many sources, both in social and ... More


Wordsworth's Fun

Matthew Bevis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

“The next day Wordsworth arrived from Bristol at Coleridge’s cottage.... He answered in some degree to his friend’s description of him, but was more quaint and Don Quixote-like.... There was a ... More


Tartuffe: the raisonneur as brother‐in‐law and polemicist

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Cléante in Tartuffe, brother-in-law of the foolish protagonist Orgon. The play famously treats Christianity and caused a furore. In this connection, the role of Cléante in ... More


Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

Kerry Dean Carso

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755934
eISBN:
9781501755941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755934.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines historicized garden buildings, known as “follies,” from the nation's founding through the American centennial celebration in 1876. In a period of increasing nationalism, follies — ... More


Writing and Politics After Beckett

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Coetzee's importance within the tradition of the novel lies in the way he has developed and extended the legacy of modernist writing in general, and Samuel Beckett's modernism in particular. This ... More


‘Sportis and Jocositeis’

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the other types of Dunbar's poems, which are not of spiritual orthodoxy but lean towards cynicism, irreverence and celebration of the pleasures of life. Instead of those of an ... More


Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whatever audiences craved, whether it was gorgeous girls, catchy tunes, the latest dance craze, or zany humor, the Ziegfeld Follies gave it to them. The producer of the Follies, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., ... More


The Holy Fool

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The holy fool was an individual who outwardly behaved in an eccentric manner by the commonly accepted standards of his society; inwardly he pursued a religious ideal or was enlivened by mystical ... More


The Thucydides Trap

Graham Allison

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore argued that China “is the biggest player in the history of the world,” and the United States and others will have to adjust to this reality. But this adjustment may not be ... More


Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ ... More


Berlin’s Follies, 1918–19

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In his wartime revue Yip Yip Yaphank (1918) and his contributions to the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, Berlin found creative freedom under restrictions imposed by external circumstances. In Yaphank he ... More


Folly to Greeks

John Saward

in Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the Christian tradition of the holy fool, which began with the teaching and experience of the apostle Paul. He first used the phrase ‘fool for Christ's sake’, and constantly ... More


Folly in the Orthodox East

John Saward

in Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Holy Orthodox Churches of the East ‘fool for Christ's sake’ is a hagiographical category like ‘martyr’, ‘virgin’, or ‘confessor’. The salos or yurodivy (the Greek and Russian technical terms ... More


Folly from East to Far West

John Saward

in Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the connection between Irish and Eastern folly. Early Christian Ireland had the most thoroughgoing monastic Church in Christendom. Folly became a feature of its spirituality ... More


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