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The Resource Shakespeare and the spectacles of strangeness : The tempest and the transformation of Renaissance theatrical forms, John G. Demaray

Shakespeare and the spectacles of strangeness : The tempest and the transformation of Renaissance theatrical forms, John G. Demaray

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Shakespeare and the spectacles of strangeness : The tempest and the transformation of Renaissance theatrical forms
Title
Shakespeare and the spectacles of strangeness
Title remainder
The tempest and the transformation of Renaissance theatrical forms
Statement of responsibility
John G. Demaray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The design, staging allusions and symbolism of The Tempest are here freshly reconsidered in light of the drama's historical and theatrical milieu. Demaray maintains that Shakespeare, in composing this play, was not reverting to the "academic" dramatic structures, themes and character types of his early career, but was instead forging from different theatrical traditions a new kind of experimental drama. The Tempest, then, draws upon the European and English spectacle, pastoral, "romance" and dramatic traditions; it emphasizes reformist open symbolism rather than the classical iconography of Ben Jonson; and it points the way to the stylized "heroic" dramas of the Restoration with their exotic themes and staged scenic illusions." "Shakespeare and the Spectacles of Strangeness pays close attention to genre, structure and issues of printing and textual scholarship. Demaray examines the First Folio printings of The Tempest and of printings of drama, masques, balets de cour, spectacle productions and stage documents. On the basis of these primary documents, Demaray is able to show the influence of the conventions of court presentations on Shakespeare's theatrical references, and to reveal new accounts of the imaginative significance of stage illusions designed by Inigo Jones in the early 1600s."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Demaray, John G
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2833
LC item number
.D46 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medieval and Renaissance literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literary form
  • Masques
  • Spectacular, The, in literature
  • Magic in literature
  • Theater
  • Literary form
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Great Britain
Label
Shakespeare and the spectacles of strangeness : The tempest and the transformation of Renaissance theatrical forms, John G. Demaray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-167) 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
Theatrical forms in transition -- Dramatic designs and the spectacle triumph -- Performance allusions and Whitehall staging -- The new theatrical hieroglyphics -- On the symbolism of The tempest
Control code
37492910
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 174 pages
Isbn
9780820702841
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97033771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shakespeare and the spectacles of strangeness : The tempest and the transformation of Renaissance theatrical forms, John G. Demaray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-167) 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
Theatrical forms in transition -- Dramatic designs and the spectacle triumph -- Performance allusions and Whitehall staging -- The new theatrical hieroglyphics -- On the symbolism of The tempest
Control code
37492910
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 174 pages
Isbn
9780820702841
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97033771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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