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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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Scenic Pictures

Scenic Pictures

Chapter:
(p.257) 13. Scenic Pictures
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Theatre of the Book 1480–1880
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Julie Stone Peters

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0015

This chapter examines the theatre's use of the pictorial image, discussing the dramatist's attempt to harness both the descriptive power of the novel and the emotional power of the picture through the lavish scenic and character indications of the 18th- and 19th-century text.

Keywords:   pictorial image, dramatist, novel, character

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