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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 : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This title explores the impact of printing on the European theatre, 1480-1880 and demonstrates that far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press played an essential role in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Stone Peters
ISBN: 0199262160 9780199262168
OCLC Number: 60447733
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
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: xi, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Julie Stone Peters.


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... a wide-ranging, ambitious, and intellectually-impressive volume ... One cannot but admire the ambition of this study ... well-informed and impressively scholarly ... The Theatre of the Book Read more...

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