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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

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(p.147) 7. The Sense of the Senses: Sound, Gesture, and the Body on Stage
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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/9780199262168.003.0009

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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