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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... "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Seite 210
von William Shakespeare - 1771
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Shakespeare, Brecht, and the Intercultural Sign

Antony Tatlow - 2001 - 297 Seiten
...quotes Shakespeare to illustrate the dynamic between told, teller, and listener: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (Love's Labor's Lost, V.ii.861)25 Interpreting jokes tells us much about reading a play's performance...
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Mirth Making: The Rhetorical Discourse on Jesting in Early Modern England

Chris Holcomb, Christopher M. Holcomb - 2001 - 230 Seiten
...of its hearers. Similarly, as Rosaline says to Berowne in Love's Labor's Last, "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.857-59). If the success of a jest depends largely upon audience ratification, then an orator or...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 Seiten
...influence is begot ofthat loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity wards: But all in vain; they had no heart to fight, And we, in them, no hope to win the sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare David Schalkwyk - 2002 - 262 Seiten
...the individual from the type . . . arose from the situation, not the words'. '1' 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it' (5.2.848 50), Rosaline pointedly reminds Biron. She refers not only to the very diflerent context of...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 Seiten
...spoken in jest." — English proverb "Jesters do oft prove to be prophets." — "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it." — "They jest at scars, that never felt a wound." — Shakespeare "If you be a jester, keep your wit...
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Shakespeare Survey, Band 24

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 204 Seiten
...that an audience's listening necessarily complements the actor's oral art, that A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. . . (v,ii, 851-3) In the PhaeJrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a written...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 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.ii.864, 867-72) "A twelvemonth?" Berowne answers, "Well, befall what will befall / I'll jest a twelvemonth...
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A History of English Laughter: Laughter from Beowulf to Beckett and Beyond

Manfred Pfister - 2002 - 201 Seiten
...a Shakespearean quotation, this time from Love's Labour's Lost (5. 2. 851-53): A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it. never in the tongue Of him thai makes it... (Jokes 144 = Witz 162) Simply put, thls means we never laugh effectively at our own...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 472 Seiten
...that an audience's listening necessarily complements the actor's oral art, that A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it ... (v, ii, 85i-3) In the Phaedrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a written...
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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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