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The Resource Shakespeare's visual theatre : staging the personified characters, Frederick Kiefer

Shakespeare's visual theatre : staging the personified characters, Frederick Kiefer

Label
Shakespeare's visual theatre : staging the personified characters
Title
Shakespeare's visual theatre
Title remainder
staging the personified characters
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Kiefer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study of Shakespeare's visual culture Frederick Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays, his walking, talking abstractions. 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. All these personae take physical form on the stage: the actors performing the roles wear distinctive attire and carry appropriate props. The book seeks to reconstruct the appearance of Shakespeare's personified characters; to explain the symbolism of their costumes and props; and to assess the significance of these symbolic characters for the plays in which they appear. To accomplish this reconstruction, Kiefer brings together a wealth of visual and literary evidence including engravings, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, tapestries, emblems, civic pageants, masques, poetry and plays. The book contains over forty illustrations of personified characters in Shakespeare's time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiefer, Frederick
Dewey number
792.9/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3095
LC item number
.K54 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Costume
  • Personification in literature
  • Abstraction in literature
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Gods in literature
Label
Shakespeare's visual theatre : staging the personified characters, Frederick Kiefer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring and winter in Love's Labour's Lost -- Revenge, murder, and rape in Titus Andronicus -- Rumour in 2 Henry IV -- Hecate and the witches in Macbeth -- The five senses in Timon of Athens -- Time and the deities in the late plays
Control code
51629717
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 358 pages
Isbn
9780521827256
Lccn
2003043506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51629717
Label
Shakespeare's visual theatre : staging the personified characters, Frederick Kiefer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring and winter in Love's Labour's Lost -- Revenge, murder, and rape in Titus Andronicus -- Rumour in 2 Henry IV -- Hecate and the witches in Macbeth -- The five senses in Timon of Athens -- Time and the deities in the late plays
Control code
51629717
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 358 pages
Isbn
9780521827256
Lccn
2003043506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51629717

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