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The Elizabethan dumb show

Dieter A Mehl

The Elizabethan dumb show

the history of a dramatic convention.

by Dieter A Mehl

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Published by Harvard Univ. Pr. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism,
  • Pantomimes

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination207 p.
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23756138M


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First published in English inthis book discusses the roots and development of the dumb show as a device in Elizabethan drama. The work provides not only Skip to main contentAuthor: Dieter Mehl.

Book Description. First published in English inthis book discusses the roots and development of the dumb show as a device in Elizabethan drama.

The Elizabethan Dumb Show [Dieter Mehl] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Dieter Mehl. The Elizabethan Dumb Show Book Summary: First published in English inthis book discusses the roots and development of the dumb show as a device in Elizabethan drama. The work provides not only a useful manual for those who wish to check the occurrence of dumb shows and the uses to which they are put; it also makes a real contribution to a better understanding of the progress of Elizabethan drama.

The Elizabethan Dumb Show and The Silent Cinema Sidney R, Homan The Elizabethan dumb show is usually thought of as nothing more than a helpful, though somewhat primitive tool of the dramatist, a device for covering events that could not be adequately represented on stage or for providing an ethical gloss for subsequent action.

Dieter. The Elizabethan dumb show; the history of a dramatic convention. Imprint Cambridge, Harvard University Press, [c] Physical description xiii, p.

23 cm. English drama > Early modern and Elizabethan, > History and criticism. Pantomime. Bibliographic information. Beginning date Author: Mehl, Dieter. The Dumb-Show in Hamlet William Witherle Lawrence.

The Journal of English and Germanic Philology. Vol The scene in which the play is performed before the assembled court is of far greater tensity than any which have preceded, save the nocturnal revelations of the Ghost upon the battlements.

First published in English inthis book discusses the roots and development of the dumb show as a device in Elizabethan drama.

The work provides not only a useful manual for those who wish to check the occurrence of dumb shows and the uses t. the origin of dumb-show, whether it was derived from the inter-medii of Italian drama or whether from the English Moralities or whether from some other source. It is intended only to consider various cases of dumb-show in Elizabethan drama and to endeavour to deduce some conclusions about the function which dumb-show fulfilled.

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Get this from a library. The Elizabethan dumb show: the history of a dramatic convention. [Dieter Mehl]. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mehl, Dieter. Elizabethan dumb show. London: Methuen, ( [printing]).

This original and provocative reinterpretation of Hamlet presents the play as the original audiences would have viewed it--a much bleaker, stronger, and more deeply religious play than it has usually been assumed to McGee draws a picture of a Devil-controlled Hamlet in the damnable Catholic court of Elsinore, and he shows that the evil natures of the Ghost and/5.

OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of the author's Die Pantomime im Drama der Shakespearezeit. Description: xiii, pages 23 cm: Contents: Part I.

Origin and Beginnings Forms of the Dumb Show --Part II Elizabethan England: Selected full-text books and articles. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts. Lee "The Elizabethan Dumb Show (Routledge Revivals) The History of a Dramatic Convention" por Dieter Mehl disponible en Rakuten Kobo.

First published in English inthis book discusses the roots and development of the dumb show as a device in Elizab Brand: Taylor And Francis.

Dumbshow, also dumb show or dumb-show, is defined by the Oxford Dictionary of English as "gestures used to convey a meaning or message without speech; mime.". In the theatre the word refers to a piece of dramatic mime in general, or more particularly a piece of action given in mime within a play "to summarise, supplement.

The Elizabethan Dumb Show (Routledge Revivals): The History of a Dramatic Convention liked it avg rating — 1 rating — published — 10 editions/5. It can hardly be said that the Elizabethan translators show any greater sense of dramatic fitness than does Seneca himself; in fact, they often accentuate his faults and obscure his merits.

Seneca's speeches, though not well adapted to the characters in whose mouths they are put, are generally effective from a rhetorical point of view. Perhaps the Elizabethans did have multi-century impact, but it seems rather evident that Elizabeth's regime had completely run out of energy by the time of her death in The book is a tossup as to whether it is more informative or irritating.

One suspects that more readable, comprehensive histories exist about the period/5(26). Define dumb show. dumb show synonyms, dumb show pronunciation, dumb show translation, English dictionary definition of dumb show.

A part of a play, especially in medieval and Renaissance drama, that is enacted without speaking. (shelved 3 times as elizabethan-era) avg rating — 35, ratings — published I enjoyed this book.

However, it took me almost a year off and on to finish it. It is a very heavy "History" book and is written in a very academic and scholarly manner. If you are a huge history buff or a massive fan of the Tudor Era/ Elizabethan Era you will enjoy it. There is little story telling and a lot of fact telling.4/5.

The Elizabethan woman, moreover, was even a special representative of her sex. The rise of the middle-class, with its own culture, together with the changing attitudes implicit in the Reformation, brought forth a new kind of woman who could not be ticked off and classified.

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He was claimed as the finest actor in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. He played most of the male leads in Shakespeare's plays, he was the lead actor in .Start studying Theatre Final: Review Quizzes.

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