“Island of Fools: A Farce in Two Acts”

Title“Island of Fools: A Farce in Two Acts”
Year for Search1700
Pagination62 pp. MS.
Date Published[18th c]
PublisherJames Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Place PublishedNew Have, CT
Annotation

The Island of Fools is inhabited by those exiled from Utopia, but not Thomas More’s or any other recognizable one. The governor of the island, sent from Utopia, has the power to allow the fools to return to Utopia once they have recovered their reason, which none have. Most of the work concerns the pleas and plots of the fools.

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[18th c] “Island of Fools: A Farce in Two Acts.” Ms. 62 pp. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, CtY

The Island of Fools is inhabited by those exiled from Utopia, but not Thomas More’s or any other recognizable one. The governor of the island, sent from Utopia, has the power to allow the fools to return to Utopia once they have recovered their reason, which none have. Most of the work concerns the pleas and plots of the fools.