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Anglo-Saxon gestures and the Roman stage

Author: C R Dodwell; Timothy Graham
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 28.
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"This book is concerned with the pictorial language of gesture revealed in Anglo-Saxon art, and its debt to classical Rome. Reginald Dodwell, an eminent art historian and former Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, notes a striking similarity of both form and meaning between Anglo-Saxon gestures and those in illustrated manuscripts of the plays of Terence." "The book, which is extensively  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Terence; Terence; Terence; Terence; Térence; Térence; Publius Terentius Afer; Terence.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C R Dodwell; Timothy Graham
ISBN: 0521661889 9780521661881
OCLC Number: 40813282
Description: xvii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of plates; Foreword Timothy Graham; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The Vatican Terence and its model; 2. The classical miniatures and the stage; 3. Dramatic gestures in the miniatures; Appendix to chapter 3: the views of Jachmann; 4. Anglo-Saxon gestures; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 28.
Responsibility: by C.R. Dodwell ; prepared for publication by Timothy Graham.
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"this book is of lasting importance for its analysis of the meaning of gestures in Old Comedy." CAA Reviews "...Dodwell's book is both a richly suggestive source and a model of rigorous Read more...

 
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