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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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The Sense of the Senses: Sound, Gesture, and the Body on Stage

The Sense of the Senses: Sound, Gesture, and the Body on Stage

(p.147) 7. The Sense of the Senses: Sound, Gesture, and the Body on Stage
Theatre of the Book 1480–1880

Julie Stone Peters

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of print in the representation and notation of theatrical media, looking at the shifting positions of the senses identified with them: the disappearance of the tactile and olfactory; the legitimation of stage gesture; the marginalization of metre in the context of anxieties around purely sensuous sound.

Keywords:   theatre, theatrical media, print, stage gesture, metre

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