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A monster with a thousand hands : the discursive spectator in early modern England

Author: Amy J Rodgers
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Monster with a Thousand Hands' makes visible a figure that has been largely overlooked in early modern scholarship on theater and audiences: the discursive spectator, an entity distinct from the actual bodies attending early modern English playhouses. Amy J. Rodgers demonstrates how the English commercial theater's rapid development and prosperity altered the lexicon for describing theatergoers and the processes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy J Rodgers
ISBN: 9780812250329 081225032X
OCLC Number: 1019842482
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Discursive Iterations/Fearful Symmetries --
Toward a Theory of Discursive Spectatorship --
The Blood of the Muses : Violent Spectatorship and Authorial Response in The Knight of the Burning Pestle --
The Book of Praises : The Spectator as Reader in Shakespeare's Romances --
The Language of Looking : Making Senses Speak in Jonsonian Masque --
Epilogue. The Discursive Spectator and the Question of History.
Responsibility: Amy J. Rodgers.

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In A Monster with a Thousand Hands, Amy J. Rodgers argues that the early modern discursive spectator played as significant a role in shaping early modern viewers and viewing practices as did changes  Read more...

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