The 5th Emergency Clown Nose® pick is William Shakespeare. In this Holiday series I’m exploring the noble as well as ignoble clown. Each day through Christmas I’m posting a different public figure that either delighted in playing the clown, or that the public has unfortunately chosen to paint as a clown.
Today I’m introducing the first of a series of special top picks chosen from historical figures that dedicated their lives to changing the world through the wisdom of humor. Shakespeare was a noble fool who played the King’s jester, which transformed western culture.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare / As You Like It