[AZW] Á The Illusion of Power: Political Theater in the English Renaissance | BY ☆ Stephen Orgel #2020


  • Title: The Illusion of Power: Political Theater in the English Renaissance
  • Author: Stephen Orgel
  • ISBN: 9780520027411
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Illusion of Power: Political Theater in the English Renaissance By Stephen Orgel Elegant, deeply learned, and intellectually adventurous, its implications extend far beyond the boundaries of the Stuart and Caroline masque It is an indispensable, exploration of political art and aestheticized politics a classic Stephen Greenblatt, University of California, Berkeley A triumph of scholarship, insight, and explication, Oregel s book is truly a Elegant, deeply learned, and intellectually adventurous, its implications extend far beyond the boundaries of the Stuart and Caroline masque It is an indispensable, exploration of political art and aestheticized politics a classic Stephen Greenblatt, University of California, Berkeley A triumph of scholarship, insight, and explication, Oregel s book is truly a classic in the field of Renaissance studies Anyone interested in Renaissance culture will find here a masterful analysis of its celebration of royal power Coppelia Kahn, Brown University As knowing of art, theatrical and political history as it is sensitive to poetry, Orgel s book is learned, lively, and beautifully clear John Hollander, Yale University A foundational text for the New Historicist Perspective in English Renaissance literary and cultural studies as informative and suggestive as it was when new in the clarity and grace of its writing, the breadth and precision of its arguments, the aptness and resonance of its examples, it is unsurpassed as an introduction to the dialectic of theatrical illusion and state authority of play and power in the culture of Elizabethan and Stuart England Louis Montrose, University of California, San Diego
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    Commentaires:

    Jonathan
    Parts of this book are interesting Orgel was the first academic to write on the difference between the common theatre the Globe or Blackfriars and the royal theatre taking place at the court or any noble s estate He goes into theories of theatrics vision vs auditory on how to enjoy the play He sets the two theatres apart very well The common people s theatre relied little on spectacle The sets here were minimal and the performance was mainly auditory But the masques that were performed for king [...]

    Matt
    Orgel s work is thorough and informative It answers a lot of questions I didn t even know to ask about the Caroline stage My only disappointment is the ending the last third of the book does not fully digest its own claims, making it difficult as a reader to really internalize the extent of the scholarship before closing the pages That said, The Illusion of Power is a pleasant, clearly written read and worth the time to finish it.

    Jay D
    Orgell gives a fascinating analysis of the socio poltical ramifications of the Renaissance masque, including it s neo platonic climate and hierarchical constructs as connected to the Stuart and Caroline monarchies, into the reformation era.

    Bill Lancaster
    Not a lot of information for a scholarly work.

    Richard
    More than 40 years after it was written, Orgel s scholarly and readable analysis remains an insightful exploration of the world of the English Renaissance theatre, and in particular the Jacobean and Caroline court masque Whilst access to the surviving texts and visual documentation of the masques themselves is much widely available than it was in 1975, making the third chapter feel just a touch light, it s hard to imagine a clearer introduction, both compact and comprehensive, to the topic.

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