Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage

Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage

by C. R. Dodwell, Charles Reginald Dodwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521661889

ISBN-13: 9780521661881

Pub. Date: 03/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521661881
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #28
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Foreword Timothy Graham; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The Vatican Terence and its model; 2. The classical miniatures and the stage; 3. Dramatic gestures in the miniatures; Appendix to chapter 3: the views of Jachmann; 4. Anglo-Saxon gestures; Bibliography; Index.

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