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"O noble fool! O worthy fool!" Top 5 Page for this destination Stratford-upon-Avon Things to Do Tip by Jenniflower

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The Shakesperian jester is part-and-parcel of Shakesperian plays and themes. A jester played an important role of entertainment and story-telling in the 17th century.

This statue is located in Henley Street, which is the pedestrianised street where Shakepeare's Birthplace is located.

Jesters wore colourful clothing and a cap ’n bells, cockscomb (obsolete coxcomb) which was floppy with three little points (liliripes) at the end on to which bells were sewn.

He laughed. He mocked. He jested. He was a favourite in court for entertainment.

Henley Street is pedestrianised for ease for the thousands of people who flock to this important house throughout the year.

This statue stands at the top end of the street, with Shakespeare's birthplace standing about halfway down on the lefthand side of the street.

Address: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

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