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This special trust leads to the principal hallmark of the court jester -- his licence, widely and explicitly acknowledged, to speak freely, to challenge, question, provoke, tease and mock, even on sensitive points or matters of policy.
The clown emerged as a professional comic actor in the late Middle Ages, when traveling entertainers sought to imitate the antics of the court jesters and the amateur fool societies, such as the Enfants san Souci, who specialized in comic drama at festival times.
I SEE the court jester, Boris Johnson, is making another bid for the throne of spin king Cameron.
During this speech at their conference he wanted to be seen first as Jeremiah then as Karl Marx, by the evening he had become a Walter Mitty, not as a Spitfire pilot but as their court jester, soothsayer and Baldrick.
Guests listened to pre-renaissance music, performed live by a professional harpist, with a court jester providing entertainment later.
The cast of Sleeping Beauty includes children's TV star Dave Benson Philips as the Court Jester, Mike Holoway as the Prince, Juice FM's Leanne Campbell as Sleeping Beauty and a special guest appearance of Fifi, from kid's TV show Fifi & The Flowertots.
A MAN who spent a decade performing as a court jester inside Seaton Delaval Hall has backed the campaign to save it.
It is a long time since Wright was anywhere near funny enough to be regarded as a court jester, his bad moods in his last few appearances on the Beeb accurately reflecting the awful England performances he was paid handsomely to witness.
The son of Court Jester retired to the New South Wales division of Collingrove Stud in 1986 but was moved to its Victoria base, now named Swettenham Stud, in 1993.
2 ROBINSON HOOD: Ace custodian of the net Paul Robinson showcases his peerless skills in Sherwood Forest and lands a job as the Sheriff of Nottingham's court jester.
The city will send Spielberg the award - a small bronze statue representing Stanczyk, a 16th-century court jester who served as adviser to Poland's King Zygmunt III.
In a performance at Documenta 11, he and several cohorts performed on three makeshift platforms in a field, wearing quasi-medieval costumes (velveteen bustiers, obscenely protruding bustles) to mock-wrestle and loudly grouse in antics that would have made an abused court jester smile.