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Making a Scene

Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 3 shows how typography responded to the increasing formal complexity of vernacular plays. The central case study is the printer-publisher Richard Jones’s octavo of Tamburlaine the Great ... More


On Stage, Off Stage

David Maskell

in Racine

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151616
eISBN:
9780191672774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151616.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the entrances and exits which mark key junctures in a play. During the seventeenth century, the entrance and exit of characters created scene divisions. A new scene did not ... More


Scene Changes

Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 studies the impact of moveable scenes on playbook typography. Play quartos published after 1660 began to use pared-down “place-markers” that simply named the place for readers to “mark” ... More


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