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Theatre of the book, 1480-1880 : print, text, and performance in Europe

Theatre of the book, 1480-1880 : print, text, and performance in Europe

Author: Julie Stone Peters
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume explores the impact of printing on the European theatre in the period 1480-1880 and shows that the printing press played a major part in the birth of modern theatre.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peters, Julie Stone.
Theatre of the book, 1480-1880.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00040071
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Stone Peters
ISBN: 1280444932 9781280444937 9780191698811 0191698814 9786610444939 6610444935 0198187149 9780198187141 9780191541926 0191541923
OCLC Number: 252552338
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of The American Comparative Literature Association's Harry Levin prize for the best book in comparative literary history published between 1999-2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 494 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Experimenting on the page, 1480-1630 --
Drama as institution, 1630-1760 --
Illustrations, promptbooks, stage texts, 1760-1880 --
Reinventing "theatre" via the printing press --
Critical law, theatrical licence --
Accurate texts, authoritative editions --
The sense of the senses: sound, gesture, and the body on stage --
Narrative form and theatrical illusions --
Framing space: time, perspective, and motion in the image --
Dramatists, poets, and other scribblers --
Who owns the play? Pirate, plagiarist, imitator, thief --
Making it public --
Scenic pictures --Actor/author --
A theatre too much with us.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Julie Stone Peters.


This account of print and the theatre in Europe from the Renaissance to the late 19th century is a history of European dramatic publication; an examination of the creation of the modern notion of  Read more...


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Magnificent ... a magnum opus in more ways than one ... this is a big book and an important one, that merits applause for both the scope of its intellectual ambition and the scholarly integrity and Read more...

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