As has been the form in previous years, Jesting
About will document the comedy stylings of a wide range of talents, including stand-up, musical, poetic and sketch comedy.
The two, aged 23 and 18, separately sent comedy ideas to the North-east talent search, also called Jesting
About, which was run by the BBC and Northern Film and Media.
A culture of predatory wit in early modern courtly circles suggests that Antonio and Sebastian's acidic jesting
in The Tempest is not a trivial subject.
Last night crowds packed into the Live Theatre in Newcastle to hear more on the Jesting
Moreover, in chapter nine, "Le Club" ("The Club"), the author introduces a story to illustrate the jesting
alliance between the Bisa and Gourounsi.
She shows us an early modern world in which women were actively and enthusiastically engaged in a culture of jesting
, forging strong social bonds and articulating their pleasure in mocking laughter.
I sometimes struggled to understand him but our jesting
was all done in fun.
In the temporary "museum"--a private space with a lightly jesting
claim to institutional status--photographs, objects, drawings, and projections were brought together in a loose gathering of references.
Brown considers the representation of women within jesting
literature as well as women's "unwritten" roles as joke tellers and audience members, and she challenges the assumptions that early modern humor always presented women as the "humiliated butts of jokes" or the "passive auditors of men's jests" (2).
In Better a Shrew Than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England, Pamela Allen Brown places the witty, insubordinate roles frequently ascribed to women in jesting
culture in dialogue with representations of women in conduct books, anti-feminist satire, and plays in England from the Tudor period to the Restoration.
The restrictions on laughter in etiquette books of the era were consistent with a moderate appreciation of the value of jesting
, rather than an outright restriction against it.
The book's organization, consisting of an introduction, four substantive chapters devoted to the settings, topics, targets, and audiences of jesting
, but no conclusion, merits close assessment.