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Theatre of the World (Out of Print)
by Yates, Frances A.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: A8842, A8842
University of Chicago 1969. isbn 0226950042. Good+ in VG- unclipped jacket. Text is unmarked, first 18 pages have small (1/4") tear at bottom spine, spotting on page edges. Jacket has chips at top and bottom of spine, unclipped, colors bright.
From the publisher:
In her new book, Dr. Yates -- a scholar of great originality and imagination -- touches upon the Vitruvian influences in Tudor and Jacobean England in the relation to Renaissance philosophy and outlook. The book centers primarily on John Dee and Robert Fludd, with particular reference to evidence of Vitruvius. Dr. Yates discusses the Renaissance revival of the classical author and examines the English public theater as one of the products of the Vitruvian movement among the artisan classes of late Tudor London. It is suggested that the London public theaters, including the Globe, were an adaptation of the ancient theater as described by Vitruvius; that is, a theater with cosmological proportions. Through this entirely new approach, it is possible to situate Shakespeare's Globe Theatre within the context of great Eurpoean movements, as the expression of a Renaissance outlook on man and the universe. Though no attempt is made to reconstruct the Globe Theatre, fresh approaches to the problems of its ground plan and its stage are outlined. Above all, it is the "Idea of the Globe", the meaning of the theater, which Dr. Yates seeks to iterpret by placing it in new contexts.
Dr. Yates has again touched, illuminated, and will undoubtedly change our understaning of English Renaissance though. It is certain that her book will spark a lively discussion among literary, intellectual, and art historians.
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