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The Resource Stage and picture in the English Renaissance : the mirror up to nature, John H. Astington, University of Toronto

Stage and picture in the English Renaissance : the mirror up to nature, John H. Astington, University of Toronto

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Stage and picture in the English Renaissance : the mirror up to nature
Title
Stage and picture in the English Renaissance
Title remainder
the mirror up to nature
Statement of responsibility
John H. Astington, University of Toronto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book presents a new approach to the relationship between traditional pictorial arts and the theatre in Renaissance England. Demonstrating the range of visual culture in evidence from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, from the grandeur of court murals to the cheap amusement of woodcut prints, John H. Astington shows how English drama drew heavily on this imagery to stimulate the imagination of the audience. He analyses the intersection of the theatrical and the visual through such topics as Shakespeare's Roman plays and the contemporary interest in Roman architecture and sculpture; the central myth of Troy and its widely recognised iconography; scriptural drama and biblical illustration; and the emblem of the theatre itself. The book demonstrates how the art that surrounded Shakespeare and his contemporaries had a profound influence on the ways in which theatre was produced and received"--
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Astington, John,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Art and literature
  • Art and literature
  • Art and society
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Renaissance
  • Art and literature
  • Art and society
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Renaissance
  • Theater
  • England
Label
Stage and picture in the English Renaissance : the mirror up to nature, John H. Astington, University of Toronto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Antique Romans -- 2. Aeneas' tale to Dido -- 3. Corn and camels -- 4. The picture of we three -- 5. Excellent morals -- 6. A Mirror for Magistrates -- 7. The theatre pictured -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
968629925
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 270 pages
Isbn
9781107121430
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017001159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968629925
Label
Stage and picture in the English Renaissance : the mirror up to nature, John H. Astington, University of Toronto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Antique Romans -- 2. Aeneas' tale to Dido -- 3. Corn and camels -- 4. The picture of we three -- 5. Excellent morals -- 6. A Mirror for Magistrates -- 7. The theatre pictured -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
968629925
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 270 pages
Isbn
9781107121430
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017001159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968629925

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