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Conclusion

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/9780198151616.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the seventeenth century, plays were bounded heavily by the power of language and verbal effects. However, Racine provided stage directions so that even deaf spectators would see and understand his ... More


The Drama of Democratic Transitions

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Proposes an interpretative framework for the comparison of democratic transitions. It argues that the complex dynamics, shifting agendas, and multiple interactions that characterize all such ... More


Contexts and Beginnings

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because the last three plays that Shakespeare wrote – Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – seem to have a stronger closeness than other groups of Shakespeare's plays (with the exception of ... More


Regulations, Reforms, and Controversies

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines six areas of musical performance that were governed or influenced by ecclesiastical decrees or governmental legislation: Asian musics, vernacular‐language vocal music in sacred ... More


Introduction

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/9780198151616.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study aims to redress the balance of those studies of Racine which focus entirely on the literary aspects of his play. It endeavours to shed new light on the spectacle offered by his plays, with ... More


Ovid and the Stage

T. P. Wiseman

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Careful investigation of the contemporary evidence (mainly Cicero) suggests that mime was a major part of the theatrical repertory at the Roman games in the first century BC, and that mythological ... More


Introduction

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The book explores the thematic component of the theatrical works of Gilbert and Sullivan that makes their works effectively popular to this day. The book poses these questions in exploring the theme: ... More


The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In ... More


Levels

Sam Rohdie

in Film Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992637
eISBN:
9781526104151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like Rivette, Renoir is a director of scenes, rather than of continuity. His films appear to be a mix of scenes rather than a combination of shots and each scene is relatively independent of the ... More


English Drama 1660–1700

Derek Hughes

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This magisterial work forms a close critical study of all the surviving plays first written and professionally premiered in England between 1660 and 1700. The author's readable volume analyses many ... More


The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

David Carnegie and Gary Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Celebrating the quatercenary of publication of the first translation of Don Quixote, this book addresses the ongoing debates about the lost Jacobean play The History of Cardenio, based on Cervantes, ... More


The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Andrew Gurr

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in William Shakespeare’s time. The book provides a general history of ... More


Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Julie Stone Peters

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This is an account of the entangled histories of print and the theatre in Europe between the Renaissance and the late 19th century: a history of European dramatic publication (providing comparative ... More


Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Gordon Kipling

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The civic triumph, or royal entry, was one of the great ‘spectacles of state’ that stood at the heart of national and civic life in the Middle Ages. It originated in the late fourteenth century as a ... More


Beyond Pre-History: The Case of Shakespeare

Richard Scholar

in The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199274406
eISBN:
9780191706448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274406.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter ends the book by suggesting that the je-ne-sais-quoi might be developed into a critical method for the comparative analysis of literary texts. It offers, as one example of what such an ... More


Illustrations, Promptbooks, Stage Texts, 1760–1880

Julie Stone Peters

in Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter describes the mass printing of plays and scenic illustrations, the vogue for published promptbooks and prints of actors, and the problems of theatrical copyright resulting from the ... More


The Sense of the Senses: Sound, Gesture, and the Body on Stage

Julie Stone Peters

in Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the role of print in the representation and notation of theatrical media, looking at the shifting positions of the senses identified with them: the disappearance of the tactile ... More


Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Kurt A. Schreyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated ... More


Textual and Theatrical Issues: Pericles

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The text of Pericles presents a fundamental dilemma to aspiring directors because there are several versions of it. The Quatro of 1609, one of the original copies, is not without a great deal of ... More


The Playwright and the Marketplace

Paulina Kewes

in Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184683
eISBN:
9780191674334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the gradual re-emergence of professional writing for the stage in England during the later part of the 18th century after an eighteen-year hiatus. It suggests that contemporary ... More


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