Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage

Title

Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage

Department

Art

Document Type

Book

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Description

This book is concerned with the pictorial language of gesture revealed in Anglo-Saxon art, and its debt to classical Rome. The late Reginald Dodwell, an eminent art historian, notes a striking similarity of both form and meaning between Anglo-Saxon gestures and those in illustrated manuscripts of the plays of Terence, which, he argues, reflect actual Roman stage conventions. The extensively illustrated volume illuminates our understanding of the vigor of late Anglo-Saxon art and its ability to absorb and transpose continental influence.

ISBN

978-0521034838

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge

Disciplines

Medieval Studies

Citation for published book

Dodwell, C., & Graham, T. (2000). Anglo-Saxon gestures and the Roman stage / C.R. Dodwell ; prepared for publication by Timothy Graham. (Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England ; 28).

Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40813282

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