Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880: Print, Text and Performance in Europe by Julie Stone Peters, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Theatre of the Book 1480-1880: Print, Text and Performance in Europe

Theatre of the Book 1480-1880: Print, Text and Performance in Europe

by Julie Stone Peters
     
 

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Theatre of the Book explores the impact of printing on the European theater, 1480-1880. Far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press played as essential role in the birth of the modern theater. Looking at playtexts, engravings, actor portraits, notation systems, and theatrical ephemera as part of the broader history of theatrical ideas,

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Theatre of the Book explores the impact of printing on the European theater, 1480-1880. Far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press played as essential role in the birth of the modern theater. Looking at playtexts, engravings, actor portraits, notation systems, and theatrical ephemera as part of the broader history of theatrical ideas, this illustrated book offers both a history of European dramatic publication and an examination of the European theater's continual refashioning of itself in the world of print.

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"The Theatre of the Book does what no other book has done so well: gather an account of the relationship between the rise of printed drama and theatrical practice. It's absorbing reading, richly detailed and illustrated, and should promote ongoing consideration of the mutual abrasion of these two long-lived (and now often-maligned) institutions."—Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187141
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Columbia University

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