Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe
Theatre of the Book is an account of the entangled histories of print and the theatre in Europe between the Renaissance and the late nineteenth century: a history of European dramatic publication (providing comparative and historical perspective to the growing field of textual studies); an examination of the creation of the modern notion of text and performance; and a comparative genealogy of ideas about theatrical and textual reception. It shows that, far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press had an essential role to play in the birth of the modern theatre, crucially shaping the normative conception of 'theatre' as a distinct aesthetic medium and of drama as a distinct narrative form, helping to forge a theatricalist aesthetics in opposition to 'the book'. Treating playtexts, engravings, actor portraits, notation systems, and theatrical ephemera at once as material objects and expressions of complex cultural formations, Theatre of the Book examinesthe European theatre's continual refashioning of itself in the world of print.
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Reinventing Theatre via the Printing Press
Critical Law Theatrical License
Accurate Texts Authoritative Editions
THE SENSES OF MEDIA
Dramatists Poets and Other Scribblers
Who Owns the Play? Pirate Plagiarist Imitator Thief
Making it Public
A Theatre Too Much With Us
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