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The English Renaissance stage : geometry, poetics, and the practical spatial arts 1580-1630

Author: Henry S Turner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Drawing on entirely new evidence, The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts 1580-1630 demonstrates how the drama of Shakespeare, Dekker, Jonson, and others cannot be adequately explained without reference to early scientific thought. The book recovers almost historical moment when playwrights collaborated with carpenters, surveyors, and engineers, and poets borrowed their ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turner, Henry S.
English Renaissance stage.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005033564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry S Turner
ISBN: 0199287384 9780199287383 0191516031 9780191516030
OCLC Number: 144618752
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention 2007 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize awarded by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 326 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations; 1. Introduction; I . DIAGRAM, IMAGE, ICON; 2. Practical Knowledge and the Poetics of Geometry; 3. Sir Philip Sidney and the Practical Imagination; 4. Noun, Foot, and Measured Line; II. STAGE, WALL, SCENE, PLOT; 5. Theatre as a Spatial Art; 6. The Topographic Stage; 7. Dramatic Form and the Projective Intelligence; 8. Ben Jonson's Scenography; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Henry S. Turner.

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Examines the history of English dramatic form and its relationship to the mathematics, technology, and early scientific thought during the Renaissance period. This book demonstrates how the drama of  Read more...

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