Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

by Frederick Kiefer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521827256

ISBN-13: 9780521827256

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Frederick Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays (his walking, talking abstractions) in this study of Shakespeare's visual culture. These include Rumour in 2 Henry IV, Time in The Winter's Tale, Spring and Winter in Love's Labour's Lost, Revenge in Titus Andronicus, and the deities in the late plays. Kiefer reconstructs their

Overview

Frederick Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays (his walking, talking abstractions) in this study of Shakespeare's visual culture. These include Rumour in 2 Henry IV, Time in The Winter's Tale, Spring and Winter in Love's Labour's Lost, Revenge in Titus Andronicus, and the deities in the late plays. Kiefer reconstructs their appearances; explains the symbolism of their costumes and props; and assesses their significance for the plays in which they appear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521827256
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; List of illustrations; 1. Spring and winter in Love's Labour's Lost; 2. Revenge, murder, and rape in Titus Andronicus; 3. Rumour in 2 Henry IV; 4. Hecate and the witches in Macbeth; 5. The five senses in Timon of Athens; 6. Time and the deities in the late plays; Conclusion; Select bibliography.

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