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Shakespeare and the materiality of performance

Author: Erika T Lin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Shakespeare and the Materiality of Performance is an important book, charting Shakespearean theatre not as the reproduction of a script but as an event. Erika T. Lin searchingly sets the signifying and embodied designs of stage performance in dialogue with other forms of meaningful early modern action, notably dance and sports, to refine the cultural attitudes and practices that conditioned early modern attitudes

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erika T Lin
ISBN: 9781137001061 1137001062
OCLC Number: 784447335
Description: xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Performance effects. Introduction: materializing the immaterial --
Theorizing theatrical privilege: rethinking Weimann's concepts of Locus and Platea --
Theatrical ways of knowing. Staging sight: visual paradigms and perceptual strategies in Love's labor's lost --
Imaginary forces: allegory, mimesis, and audience interpretation in The Spanish tragedy --
Experiencing embodied spectacle. Dancing and other delights: spectacle and participation in Doctor Faustus and Macbeth --
Artful sport: violence, dismemberment, and games in Titus Andronicus, Cymbeline, and Doctor Faustus.
Responsibility: Erika T. Lin.


Winner of the MRDS 2013 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies! Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, Lin reconstructs playgoers' typical ways of thinking and feeling  Read more...


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"Shakespeare and the Materiality of Performance powerfully redirects our attention as scholars of early modern drama to the fact that the plays we discuss were performed before audiences carrying Read more...

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