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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
Much ado about nothing. The marchant of Venice. Love's labour lost. As you ... - Seite 285
von William Shakespeare - 1747
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Better a Shrew Than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early ...

Pamela Allen Brown - 2003 - 263 Seiten
...the status of the players or the texts they choose. As Rosaline says to Berowne, "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (Love's Labour's Lost 5.2.861-63). The proliferating jests of cuckoldry do not simply reproduce gender...
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Contributions to The Champion and Related Writings

Henry Fielding - 2003 - 687 Seiten
...is nothing truer than Shakespear 's Observation in his Love 's Labours lost, Л Jest 's Prosperity lies in the Ear Of him that hears it, never in the Tongue Of him that makes it.1 Thus we often hear one Gentleman expressing himself with a most exquisitely good, most inimitably...
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2004 - 294 Seiten
...that an audience's listening necessatily complements the actors oral art, that A jest's prospetity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it ... In the Phaedrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a wtirten manual,...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - 2005 - 272 Seiten
...influence is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (v. 11.846-51) As with love poetry, the problem is to communicate - in this case, to give delight -...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - 2005 - 147 Seiten
...the limbs and outward jlourishes, Be brief. [Hamlet II ii 90] Know your listeners A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. [Love's Labour's Lost V ii 869] Speak with authority When he speaks the air, a chartered libertine,...
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The Films of Kenneth Branagh

Samuel Crowl - 2006 - 204 Seiten
...when she sends him off to amuse the speechless sick so that he might learn that a "jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5. 2.86 1 863). Branagh's Berowne, a bit of a 1930s sport with a mustache and sandy lock of hair dangling...
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Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter - 2006 - 429 Seiten
...different bundles of jokes and may hear very different messages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 Does the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? Do these stories give us a reliable reading...
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Secretly Inside: A Novel

Hans Warren - 2006 - 99 Seiten
...different bundles of jokes and may hear very differei essages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 oes the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? o these stories give us a reliable reading...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - 2007 - 304 Seiten
...soul in agony. (855-57) That impossibility, it turns out, is precisely her point: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (861-63) The structure of Rosaline's test corresponds quite closely to the circumstances of The Winter's...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - 2008
...cheer others is more important than enjoying the sound of one's own witty remarks A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Love's Labour's Lost demonstrates the emotional limitations of a culture in which men are encouraged,...
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