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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Chloe
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-27 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-03 08:32:13
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:47:38Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:47:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier469309
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33467
dc.description.abstractExploring the significance of visual things that are 'under construction' in works by playwrights. Illustrated with examples, it opens up new interpretations of the place of aesthetic form in the early modern imagination. Why are early modern English dramatists preoccupied with unfinished processes of ‘making’ and ‘unmaking’? And what did ‘finished’ or ‘incomplete’ mean for spectators of plays and visual works in this period? Making and unmaking in early modern English drama is about the prevalence and significance of visual things that are ‘under construction’ in early modern plays. Contributing to challenges to the well-worn narrative of ‘iconophobic’ early modern English culture, it explores the drama as a part of a lively post-Reformation visual world. Interrogating the centrality of concepts of ‘fragmentation’ and ‘wholeness’ in critical approaches to this period, it opens up new interpretations of the place of aesthetic form in early modern culture. An interdisciplinary study, this book argues that the idea of ‘finish’ had transgressive associations in the early modern imagination. It centres on the depiction of incomplete visual practices in works by playwrights including Shakespeare, John Lyly, and Robert Greene. The first book of its kind to connect dramatists’ attitudes to the visual with questions of materiality, Making and Unmaking in Early Modern English Drama draws on a rich range of illustrated examples. Plays are discussed alongside contexts and themes, including iconoclasm, painting, sculpture, clothing and jewellery, automata, and invisibility. Asking what it meant for Shakespeare and his contemporaries to ‘begin’ or ‘end’ a literary or visual work, this book is invaluable for scholars and students of early modern English literature, drama, visual culture, material culture, theatre history, history and aesthetics. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights
dc.subject.otherliterature
dc.subject.otherplays and playwrights
dc.subject.otherApelles
dc.subject.otherBrazen head
dc.subject.otherEarly Modern English
dc.subject.otherEarly modern period
dc.subject.otherEngland
dc.subject.otherIconoclasm
dc.subject.otherVisual arts
dc.subject.otherVisual culture
dc.subject.otherWilliam Shakespeare
dc.titleMaking and Unmaking in Early Modern English Drama - Spectators, Aesthetics and Incompletion
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_469309
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6110b9b4-ba84-42ad-a0d8-f8d877957cdd
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameManchester University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages240
oapen.place.publicationManchester, UK
oapen.grant.programKU Pilot
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Apelles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apelles; Brazen head - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_head; Early Modern English - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Modern_English; Early modern period - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_modern_period; England - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England; Iconoclasm - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconoclasm; Visual arts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_arts; Visual culture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_culture; William Shakespeare - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare


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