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The Resource The idolatrous eye : iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England, Michael O'Connell, (electronic resource)

The idolatrous eye : iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England, Michael O'Connell, (electronic resource)

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The idolatrous eye : iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England
Title
The idolatrous eye
Title remainder
iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England
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Michael O'Connell
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1943-
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O'Connell, Michael
Dewey number
792/.0942/09031
LC call number
PN2590.R35
LC item number
O28 2000eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Bible plays
  • English drama
  • European drama
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  • This study argues that the century after the Reformation saw a crisis in the way that Europeans expressed their religious experience. Focusing specifically on how this crisis affected the drama of England, O'Connell shows that Reformation culture was preoccupied with idolatry and that thetheater was frequently attacked as idolatrous. This anti-theatricalism notably targeted the traditional cycles of mystery plays--a type of vernacular, popular biblical theater that from a modern perspective would seem ideally suited to advance the Reformation project. The Idolatrous Eye provides awide perspective on iconoclasm in the sixteenth century, and in so doing, helps us to understand why this biblical theater was found transgressive and what this meant for the secular theater that followed
  • This study argues that the century after the Reformation saw a crisis in the way that Europeans expressed their religious experience. Focusing specifically on how this crisis affected the drama of England, O'Connell shows that Reformation culture was preoccupied with idolatry and that the theater was frequently attacked as idolatrous. This anti-theatricalism notably targeted the traditional cycles of mystery plays--a type of vernacular, popular biblical theater that from a modern perspective would seem ideally suited to advance the Reformation project. The Idolatrous Eye provides a wide perspective on iconoclasm in the sixteenth century, and in so doing, helps us to understand why this biblical theater was found transgressive and what this meant for the secular theater that followed
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The idolatrous eye : iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England, Michael O'Connell, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-187) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000081858
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unknown
Isbn
9780195132052
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(acid-free paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000081858
Label
The idolatrous eye : iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England, Michael O'Connell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-187) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000081858
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195132052
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000081858

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