Robert Storey's lively and gracefully written study of Pierrot is the first scholarly history of this fascinating popular figure. Unlike previous studies of commedia dell'arte characters; this book focuses as much on Pierrot as a literary metaphor and mask as on the roles and dimensions of his stage character.
Originally published in 1978.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- CONTENTS, pg. vii
- List of Illustrations, pg. ix
- Preface, pg. xiii
- I. Origins and Birth, pg. 1
- II. L'Education Foraine: The Eighteenth Century, pg. 35
- III. Gilles and Clown, pg. 66
- IV. Romantic Adolescence: The Nineteenth Century, pg. 93
- V. Pierrot Fumiste: Jules Laforgue, pg. 139
- VI. Pierrot Ephèbe: T. S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens, pg. 156
- Bibliography of Principal Works Consulted, pg. 195
- Index, pg. 209
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