By appointment

By appointment

Accounts of how jesters came to be recruited to their role range from the credible to the mythical.  A courtier spotting a suitable candidate on his travels is feasible.  A king appointing a jester based on a brassy rejoinder, likewise.  However, this delightful tale,...
How to get the job

How to get the job

Tenali Rama, one of the three superstar jesters of India, is said to have earned his position as jester by making King Krsnadevaraya laugh.  According to one story, he contrived for the king’s guru to carry him around on his shoulders within sight of the king. ...
TED animation on fools now online

TED animation on fools now online

Delighted to announce the launch of a short animated lesson on fools, developed with TED Education. Join over a million others in watching this playful five-minute video, also available on YouTube.  And feel free to use the teaching prompts if you’re in the...

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