Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage by C. R. DodwellAnglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage by C. R. Dodwell

Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman Stage

byC. R. Dodwell

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This book is concerned with the pictorial language of gesture revealed in Anglo-Saxon art, and its debt to classical Rome. The late Reginald Dodwell, an eminent art historian, notes a striking similarity of both form and meaning between Anglo-Saxon gestures and those in illustrated manuscripts of the plays of Terence, which, he argues, reflect actual Roman stage conventions. The extensively illustrated volume illuminates our understanding of the vigor of late Anglo-Saxon art and its ability to absorb and transpose continental influence.
Title:Anglo-Saxon Gestures and the Roman StageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521034833

ISBN - 13:9780521034838

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Table of Contents

List of plates; Foreword Timothy Graham; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The Vatican Terence and its model; 2. The classical miniatures and the stage; 3. Dramatic gestures in the miniatures; Appendix to chapter 3: the views of Jachmann; 4. Anglo-Saxon gestures; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...Dodwell's book is both a richly suggestive source and a model of rigorous argumentation." Early Drama, Art & Music Review