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The Resource The aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama and modern cinema : Robert Greene's theatre of attractions, Jenny Sager

The aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama and modern cinema : Robert Greene's theatre of attractions, Jenny Sager

Label
The aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama and modern cinema : Robert Greene's theatre of attractions
Title
The aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama and modern cinema
Title remainder
Robert Greene's theatre of attractions
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Sager
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a highly original study, which offers an innovative new approach towards the study of early modern drama. This book examines the work of the Elizabethan playwright, Robert Greene, arguing that his plays are innovative in their use of spectacle. This study's most striking feature is the use of the one-to-one analogies between Greene's drama and modern cinema, in order to explore the plays' stage effects. While recent Shakespearean criticism interprets his drama through the lens of performance, criticism of non-Shakespearean drama continues to disconnect the plays from even the scarce performances of them today. This book aims to bring the study of performance into the realm of non-Shakespearean drama so that the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries might not descend further into obscurity.This innovative study advocates the rejection of a purely text-based interpretation of drama and emphasizes the powerful visual dimension of the early modern stage." -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sager, Jenny
Dewey number
822/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2547
LC item number
.S34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Robert
  • Greene, Robert
  • Spectacular, The, in literature
  • Theaters
  • English drama
  • Theater audiences
  • Motion pictures
  • Cinematography
Label
The aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama and modern cinema : Robert Greene's theatre of attractions, Jenny Sager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The aesthetics of spectacle -- Part I. Stage properties -- The Leviathan in Thomas Lodge and Robert Greene's A looking glass for London and England -- Resurrecting the body in Robert Greene's James IV (c. 1590) -- The brazen head in Alphonsus, King of Aragon and Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay -- Part II. Stage conventions -- Madness and poetic inspiration in Orlando Furioso -- The aesthetics of violence in Selimus -- Conclusion
Control code
857663764
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 211 pages
Isbn
9781137332394
Lccn
2013032262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857663764
Label
The aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama and modern cinema : Robert Greene's theatre of attractions, Jenny Sager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The aesthetics of spectacle -- Part I. Stage properties -- The Leviathan in Thomas Lodge and Robert Greene's A looking glass for London and England -- Resurrecting the body in Robert Greene's James IV (c. 1590) -- The brazen head in Alphonsus, King of Aragon and Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay -- Part II. Stage conventions -- Madness and poetic inspiration in Orlando Furioso -- The aesthetics of violence in Selimus -- Conclusion
Control code
857663764
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 211 pages
Isbn
9781137332394
Lccn
2013032262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857663764

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