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"All Fools" is an early Jacobean era stage play, a comedy by George Chapman that was first published in 1605. The play has often been considered Chapman's highest achievement in comedy: "not only Chapman's most flawless, perfectly balanced play," but "also his most human and large-minded." "Chapman certainly wrote no comedy in which an ingenious and well-managed plot combined so harmoniously with personages so distinctly conceived and so cleverly and divertingly executed.

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Google previewFamous English Renaissance Dramatists-Three-George Chapman

by Students' Academy

All Fools is an early Jacobean era stage play, a comedy by George Chapman that was first published in 1605. The play has often been considered Chapman's highest achievement in comedy: "not only Chapman's most flawless, ...

Google previewA History of Elizabethan Literature (2005)

by George Saintsbury

But All Fools is a much more noteworthy piece, and though Mr. Swinburne may have praised it rather highly, it would certainly take place in a collection of the score best comedies of the time not written by Shakespere. The Gentleman Usher ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World (1903)

A Comprehensive Library of Human Belief and Practice in the Mysteries of Life ... by Mrs. Cora Linn (Morrison) Daniels, Charles McClellan Stevans

ALL FOOLS' DAY — (April 1st.) — In the Tyrol, a bundle of straw is buried on the first of April, to insure good crops the coming season. For a Persian not to extinguish the domestic fire on April 1st, and rekindle it from the temple fire, was to court ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

All Fools' Day a humorous term for 1 April as a day for testing the credulity of others; recorded from the early 18th century, and probably modelled on All Saints ' Day and All Souls' Day. fools and bairns should never see half-done work the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medieval Literature (2013)

by Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin

All Fools' Day could sometimes be associated with a mock church holiday called the *Feast of Fools, which could be held in January. This feast, too, centered around the inversion of status, and its celebrations included not only services that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (2012)

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Henslowe records additional payments to Chapman for another Admiral's Men play, All fools but the fool, or the world runs a'

Google previewThe Multicultural Dictionary of Proverbs (2005)

Over 20,000 Adages from More Than 120 Languages, Nationalities and Ethnic Groups by Harold V. Cordry

All fools are slaves. Latin 6555. Almost all men are fools. Latin 6556. An ill weed ...

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Video shows what All Fools' Day means. April 1, a day when practical jokes are traditionally played. All Fools' Day synonyms: April Fools' Day. All Fools' Day ...

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All men are fools, but all fools are not men.
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