TITLE

Non-Verbal Meaning in Caroline Private Theatre: William Cavendish's and James Shirley's The Varietie ( c .1641)

AUTHOR(S)
Ravelhofer, Barbara
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Seventeenth Century;Autumn2006, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
How did early modern actors convey meaning on stage without speaking? A few plays of the Caroline period developed an extraordinary taste for non-verbal communication by costume, movements, stage design and the like. Drawing upon The Varietie ( c .1641), a comedy written by William Cavendish and James Shirley, this essay explores the impact of seventeenth-century fashion, dancing practice, and the conventions of court masques on Caroline private theatre.
ACCESSION #
25220367

 

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