Till Eulenspiegel


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Eulenspiegel, Till

(tĭl oi`lən-shpē'gəl) [Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.1500) was probably in Saxon, but the story it told spread all over Europe and North Britain. Till is the hero of a tone poem by Richard Strauss and of many novels, poems, and stories. Tyll Ulenspiegel is one of the variant spellings.

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See K. R. H. MacKenzie's adaptation in English, Master Tyll Owlglass (1890).


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[Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.
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Eulenspiegel, Till

wanders the Low Countries, living by his wits and avenging the evil deeds of King Philip. [Belg. Lit.: Benét, 325]

Eulenspiegel, Till

legendary peasant known for his pranks. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]

Eulenspiegel, Till

roams Low Countries as soldier and deliverer. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]
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Strauss's tone poem, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, can be seen as a defence of freedom of speech and action and a plea to people not to take themselves too seriously.
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The short first half of the concert was taken up with Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel, which was delivered in an exhilarating, thoroughly convincing and accomplished fashion.
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"This new piece sets out to amuse and entertain the audi- ence in a tone poem of just over four minutes." Barry described the piece, which he's called A Calling Card for Herr Owlglass, as a fond skit on Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel.