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Inventions of the skin : the painted body in early English drama, 1400-1642

Author: Andrea Ria Stevens
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inventions of the Skin illuminates a history of the stage technology of paint that extends backward to the 1460s York cycle and forward to the 1630s. Organized as a series of studies, the four chapters of this book examine goldface and divinity in York's Corpus Christi play, with special attention to the pageant representing The Transfiguration of Christ; bloodiness in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, specifically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Ria Stevens
ISBN: 9780748670499 0748670491
OCLC Number: 825735201
Description: xi, 176 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Light : staging divinity in the York cycle --
Blood : enter Martius, painted --
Black : mastering masques of blackness --
Stone : lost ladies.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.
Responsibility: Andrea Ria Stevens.
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Examines the painted body of the actor on the early modern stage. This book focuses on the significance of turning healthy players into bloodied bodies, white players into Africans, and living  Read more...

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