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Theatre of the Book 1480–1880Print, Text, and Performance in Europe$
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Julie Stone Peters

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262168

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.001.0001

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Narrative Form and Theatrical Illusions

Narrative Form and Theatrical Illusions

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(p.166) 8. Narrative Form and Theatrical Illusions
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Theatre of the Book 1480–1880
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Julie Stone Peters

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0010

This chapter examines the Renaissance insistence on the shaping of narrative form to conditions of presentation—the insistence on drama as a performance genre distinct from other literary genres, one reliant on the unities of time and space to defend its illusionism from the spectator's intrusive senses.

Keywords:   renaissance, narrative form, presentation, drama

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