Sound, Vision, and Representation: Pageantry in 1610 Chester

ANDERSON, Susan (2014). Sound, Vision, and Representation: Pageantry in 1610 Chester. Early Theatre, 17 (1), 137-157.

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This article examines a civic entertainment staged in Chester in 1610. It explores how visual, verbal, and aural elements of the event contributed to its construction of popular and elite responses, revealing complex circuits of representation. Multiple elements of identity overlap in the show’s portrayal of Chester’s place in Jacobean Britain. A discussion of different textual forms, contexts, musical resources, constructions of authorship, and evidence of reception associated with the event elucidates this portrayal. We must examine the non-verbal elements, especially music, alongside the verbal elements of occasional drama, if we are to fully recognize the complexity of their strategies of representation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing; 2005 Literary Studies; 2103 Historical Studies
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Page Range: 137-157
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 17:54
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 13:16

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