Shakespeare's pictures : visual objects in the drama / Keir Elam
- Elam, Keir
- London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction 2. Looking at pictures on the Shakespearian stage 3. (Un)natural perspectives in the comedies 4. Trompe l'oreille: optical allusion and auditory illusion in the romances 5. Pictorial agency in the tragedies 6. The afterlife of Shakespeare's pictures References Index.
- "Keir Elam's book is the first full-length study of the role of graphic and iconographic images in Shakespeare and references performance history throughout. Chapters examine plays in which pictures are brought on stage as part of the dramatic action (Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, among others); the embedding of images from the popular imagination in the action and discourse of the plays; the dialectic between optical and auditory illusion in the romance or late plays, or "how" the visual is "heard" in the theatre, and the question of perspective in the comedies, especially Twelfth Night. The book covers many of the most canonical and studied of Shakespeare's plays, giving new critical insight and argument. "--
- 9781408179758 hardback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-357) and index.
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