Clowns Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Clowns

  1. Bardolph “coney-catching rascal”; follower of Falstaff. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor]
  2. Bertoldo medieval jester, butt, and buffoon. [Ital. Folklore: Walsh Classical, 54–55]
  3. Dagonet fool at the court of King Arthur, who knighted him. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 303]
  4. Feste playful fool. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
  5. Geddes jester in the court of Mary Queen of Scots. [Scot. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 380]
  6. Gobbo, Launcelot a “wit-snapper,” a “merry devil.” [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
  7. harlequin comic character in commedia dell’arte; dressed in multicolored tights in a diamond-shaped pattern. [Ital. Drama: NCE, 1194]
  8. Hop-Frog deformed dwarf ; court fool. [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
  9. Jocus Cupid’s companion and fool. [Rom. Lit.: Psychomachia]
  10. Joey after Joseph Grimaldi, famous 19th-century clown. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 45]
  11. Jupe a clown in Sleary’s circus. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
  12. Kelly, Emmett (1897–1979) foremost silent, sad-faced circus clown. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 83]
  13. McDonald, Ronald hamburger chain’s Pied Piper. [Am. Culture: Grinding]
  14. Merry-Andrew Andrew Borde, Henry VIII’s> physician. [Br. Hist.: Wheeler, 241]
  15. Pagliacci clown Canio stabs his unfaithful wife and her lover. [Ital. Opera: Osborne Opera, 233]
  16. Patch court fool of Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 380]
  17. Touchstone a “motley-mined,” “roynish” court jester. [Br. Lit.: As You Like It]
  18. Yorick jester in the court of Denmark. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]