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Monster with a Thousand Hands The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England

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ISBN-10: 081225032X

ISBN-13: 9780812250329

Edition: 2019

Authors: Amy J. Rodgers

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A Monster with a Thousand Hands makes visible a figure that has been largely overlooked in early modern scholarship on theater and audiences: the discursive spectator, an entity distinct from the actual bodies attending early modern English playhouses. Amy J. Rodgers demonstrates how the English commercial theater's rapid development and prosperity altered the lexicon for describing theatergoers and the processes of engagement that the theater was believed to cultivate. In turn, these changes influenced and produced a cultural projection--the spectator--a figure generated by social practices rather than a faithful recording of those who attended the theater. The early modern discursive…    
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 11/9/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English