Gesture in Medieval Drama and Art

Title

Gesture in Medieval Drama and Art

Department

English

Document Type

Book

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Description

Gesture and movement on stage in early drama have previously received very little attention in scholarship. The present collection of essays is the first book to present sensible, penetrating, and wide-ranging discussions of the gestural effects that were integral to the early stage. In addition to consideration of the influence of classical rhetoric and reference to medieval texts and documents, the essays carefully bring to bear evidence from the art of the period and hence will be of great importance for those interested in the visual arts as well as the theater; eschewing both the naive methodologies promoted in past criticism and ephemeral theoretical concerns, the book is truly ground-breaking. These essays will need to be perused by every serious theater historian or student of art concerned with the late Middle Ages.

ISBN

978-1580440295

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

Medieval Institute Publications

City

Kalamazoo

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Citation for published book

Davidson, C. (2001). Gesture in medieval drama and art / edited by Clifford Davidson. (Early drama, art, and music monograph series ; 28).

Gesture in Medieval Drama and Art

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46713238

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