Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567-1642

Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567-1642

By: R.B. Graves (author)Paperback

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This title shines a light on early modern English theater. In "Lighting the Shakespearean Stage", 1567-1642, R. B. Graves examines the lighting of early modern English drama from both historical and aesthetic perspectives. He traces the contrasting traditions of sunlit amphitheaters and candlelit hall playhouses, describes the different lighting techniques, and estimates the effect of these techniques both indoors and outdoors. Graves discusses the importance of stage lighting in determining the dramatic effect, even in cases where the manipulation of light was not under the direct control of the theater artists. He devotes a chapter to the early modern lighting equipment available to English Renaissance actors and surveys theatrical lighting before the construction of permanent playhouses in London. Elizabethan stage lighting, he argues, drew on both classical and medieval precedents.

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About Author

R. B. Graves is an associate professor and director of the Ph.D. program in theater at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780809329342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780809329342
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0809329344

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