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

Author: Henry S Turner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on entirely new evidence, The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts 1580-1630 examines the history of English dramatic form and its relationship to mathematics, technology, and early scientific thought during the Renaissance period. The book demonstrates how practical modes of thinking that were typical of the sixteenth century resulted in new genres of plays and a new
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry S Turner
ISBN: 0199287384 9780199287383
OCLC Number: 123243894
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention 2007 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize awarded by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Description: xv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Diagram, image, icon --
Practical knowledge and the poetics of geometry --
Sir Philip Sidney and the practical imagination --
Noun, foot, and measured line --
II. Stage, wall, scene, plot --
Theatre as a spatial art --
The topographic stage --
Dramatic form and the projective intelligence --
Ben Jonson's scenography.
Responsibility: Henry S. Turner.
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