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The idolatrous eye : iconoclasm and theater in early-modern England / Michael O'Connell.

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Subject: Theater > England > History > 16th century.
Theater > Religious aspects.
Bible plays > History and criticism.
English drama > Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 > History and criticism.
European drama > Renaissance, 1450-1600 > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic book.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1423729161
  • ISBN: 9781423729167
  • ISBN: 0195344022
  • ISBN: 9780195344028
  • ISBN: 019513205X
  • ISBN: 9780195132052
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 198 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-187) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction; ONE: Theater and the Devil's Teats; TWO: Word against Image: The Context of Iconoclasm; THREE: God's Body and Incarnational Drama; FOUR: The Textualization of God's Body; FIVE: "Let the Audience Look to Their Eyes": Jonson and Shakespeare; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Michael O'Connell shows that Reformation culture was preoccupied with idolatry and that the theatre was attacked as idolatrous. This anti-theatricalism targeted the traditional mystery plays. The text aims to explain what this meant for the secular theatre that followed.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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