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“More things in heaven and earth”: Materiality and the Stage

Richardson, Catherine (2019) “More things in heaven and earth”: Materiality and the Stage. Shakespeare, 15 (1). pp. 88-103. ISSN 1745-0918. (doi:10.1080/17450918.2018.1561502) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article provides an outline of some key recent developments in the study of the materiality of Shakespeare’s stage, taking that term to refer to writing sensitive to theatre as performance – as a located medium, anchored in a particular place and moment in time, employing the properties of bodies, gestures, things and spaces in relation to language. Three main areas are explored: the staging of objects, research into the materiality of stage space, and the influence of ideas of embodiment on our understanding of the holistic experience of plays as events produced by those on and off the stage. In the context of these three areas, issues of skill and lived theatrical experience are addressed, and questions of evidence and disciplinary collaboration are raised. The

essay ends with a brief discussion of the possibilities that materiality offers for intervention in the tensions between historicity and presentism in Shakespeare studies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17450918.2018.1561502
Uncontrolled keywords: Materiality; early modern stage; props; embodied cognition; stage space.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Catherine Richardson
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2018 07:36 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71022 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Richardson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6168-4192
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