Item description for Spectacle and Public Performance in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions) by Robert E. Stillman...
No volume about the spectacles and public performances of early modern England could pretend to treat comprehensively a body of materials so conspicuously vast. Rather than efforts to survey the territory, these essays are best understood in the original sense of the term as "essays"---as trials, attempts, experiments to open alternative ways of understanding that vast corpus of mystery plays, civic pageants, court masques and professional dramas that constitute its subject. The book crosses traditional period lines, including studies of Medieval as well as Renaissance entertainments. Once more, the essays are not organized according to a single critical or historical methodology. They employ an eclectic range of interpretive practices, reflecting the variety of interpretive approaches now current in the field.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004149287 ISBN13 9789004149281