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The Renaissance Theatre

Texts, Performance and Design, 1st Edition

Edited by Christopher Cairns


206 pages

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First published in 1999, this volume examines iconography, nature, gardens, staging, tradition and innovation in the Renaissance theatre, continuing the growing interest in relationships between image and performance as a fertile field for theatre research. Papers explored areas including The Tempest, Elizabeth Cary, Antonia Pulci and Shakespeare’s Italian nature.

Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare’s Ambiguous Magic in The Tempest. Bent Holm. 2. Mountebanks, Mummers and Masqueraders in Thomas Platter’s Diary (1595-1600). M. A. Katritzky. 3. The Figure of Desdemona in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Illustrations. Margaret Rose. 4. Alone of All Her Sex: Elizabeth Cary, the Viscountess Falkland. Valerie Lucas. 5. The Portrait of Elizabeth Cary in the Ashmolean Museum: ‘Cross Dressing’ in the English Renaissance. Ronnie Mirkin. 6. Shakespeare’s Italian Nature, or, From Garden to Stage. Caroline Patey. 7. ‘What is’t You Lack?’ Comedic Obligations in Middleton’s A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. Andrew Stott. 8. Adjusting the Canon for Later Fifteenth-Century Florence: the Case of Antonia Pulci. Judith Bryce. 9. Venues and Staging in Ruzante’s Theatre: a Practitioner’s Experience. Ronnie Ferguson. 10. Candelaio: la Commedia di un Filosofo. Lia Buono Hodgart. 11. ‘La Musica Ben Adattata è l’Anima e ‘l Condito di Tutta la Festa’: Music and Poetry in Michelangelo Buonarroti il giovane’s Il Giudizio di Paride (1608). Janie Cole.

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