The Resource Spectacular performances : essays on theatre, imagery, books and selves in early modern England, Stephen Orgel

Spectacular performances : essays on theatre, imagery, books and selves in early modern England, Stephen Orgel

Label
Spectacular performances : essays on theatre, imagery, books and selves in early modern England
Title
Spectacular performances
Title remainder
essays on theatre, imagery, books and selves in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Orgel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why did Queen Elizabeth I compare herself with her disastrous ancestor Richard II? Why would Ben Jonson transform Queen Anne and her ladies into Amazons as entertainment for the pacifist King James? How do the concept of costume as high fashion and as self-fashioning, as disguise and as the very essence of theatre, relate to one other? How do portraits of poets help make the author that readers want, and why should books, the embodiment of the word, be illustrated at all? What conventions connect image to text, and what impulses generated the great art collections of the early seventeenth century? In this richly illustrated collection on theatre, books, art and personal style, the eminent literary critic and cultural historian Stephen Orgel addresses himself to such questions in order to reflect generally on early modern representation and, in the largest sense, early modern performance."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
ERL
Dewey number
306.48409420903
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Spectacular performances : essays on theatre, imagery, books and selves in early modern England, Stephen Orgel
Publication
Note
Consists in part of previously published material
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
I am Richard II -- Seeing through costume -- Jonson and the Amazons -- Othello and the end of comedy -- King Lear and the art of forgetting -- The case for Comus -- Completing Hamlet -- Open secrets -- Textual icons : reading early modern illustrations -- Not his picture but his book -- Plagiarism revisited -- Devils incarnate -- Ganymede Agonistes
Control code
000048056660
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, 283 p.
Isbn
9780719081682
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b26025048
System control number
  • mb26025048
  • (OCoLC)767732464

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