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Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:31 pm
by Jeremy
I'd like to get a 14th century Jester's consume for my reenactment, I could also do with any funny stories/jokes anyone has from the period.
Would be great if anyone could help point me in the right direction.

Thanks

Jeremy

Re: Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:35 pm
by lucy the tudor
Hi Jeremy,and welcome.

For the jokes, Google is your friend, to start you off-

http://history.inrebus.com/index.php?category=2

For the costume, there are several costumiers who post on the site, if you wanted quotes, for advice as to what costume to wear, tell us a little more about your jester- is he to be a court fellow, or one who will be part of an encampment at events? Are you with a group yet, in which case they may have some ideas about how they may like you to look?

Re: Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:24 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
A merchant walks into the tavern and starts talking to another merchant.
"What is wrong with you friend?" he asks.
"I am troubled by my wife." Is the reply.
"Ah, wives I have had of three," says the first, " but all were sadly hung from a tree in my garden."
The other merchant leans in and asks " And what would a cutting of this miracle making tree cost me?"

Re: Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:31 pm
by Grymm
Jester, jongleur or fool? Not that it matters to people other than saddo awfenticity nazis like me :D

Re: Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:34 pm
by The Iron Dwarf
he could be nobodys fool if he was unemployed :wink:

which english king smelt the worst



















Richard the Turd :lol:

Re: Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:51 pm
by Hobbitstomper
Try Chaucer.

Re: Any ideas on a 14th Century Jester Costume/Jokes??

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:20 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Chaucer is a master of slapstick comedy (as was/is Will Shakespeare) it might be hard to "translate" that into audience friendly comedy