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The Resource Gods of play : baroque festive performances as rhetorical discourse, Kristiaan P. Aercke

Gods of play : baroque festive performances as rhetorical discourse, Kristiaan P. Aercke

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Gods of play : baroque festive performances as rhetorical discourse
Title
Gods of play
Title remainder
baroque festive performances as rhetorical discourse
Statement of responsibility
Kristiaan P. Aercke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Gods of Play studies the close connections between politics, culture, art, and philosophy in seventeenth-century Europe. As an emblem of this interrelationship, the author has chosen the phenomenon of the "splendid festive performance" of spectacular plays and operas given at absolutist courts in Rome, Madrid, Paris, Versailles, and Vienna between 1631 and 1668
  • Gods of Play fills voids in the scholarly literature on the seventeenth-century, on absolutism, on courtly theatricality, and on the philosophy of play. Aercke demonstrates that such splendid performances were not just frivolous entertainment for the courtly class but were serious activities with far-ranging political consequences
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DLC
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1959-
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Aercke, Kristiaan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, the margins of literature
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  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Europe
Label
Gods of play : baroque festive performances as rhetorical discourse, Kristiaan P. Aercke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The View from Above -- 1. Feasts, Allegories, and Politics -- 2. Rhetoric and Baroque Festive Performances -- Interlude : The Gods of Play -- 3. The Barberini Saint: Sant'Alessio -- 4. El Rey Planeta: El Mayor Encanto, Amor -- 5. Hercules and the Sun King: Ercole Amante and La Princesse d'Elide -- 6. Ne Plus Ultra: Il Pomo d'Oro, the Habsburg Apple
Control code
29319948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780791420492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1611787
Label
Gods of play : baroque festive performances as rhetorical discourse, Kristiaan P. Aercke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The View from Above -- 1. Feasts, Allegories, and Politics -- 2. Rhetoric and Baroque Festive Performances -- Interlude : The Gods of Play -- 3. The Barberini Saint: Sant'Alessio -- 4. El Rey Planeta: El Mayor Encanto, Amor -- 5. Hercules and the Sun King: Ercole Amante and La Princesse d'Elide -- 6. Ne Plus Ultra: Il Pomo d'Oro, the Habsburg Apple
Control code
29319948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780791420492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1611787

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