This book presents a new approach to the relationship between
traditional pictorial arts and the theatre in Renaissance England.
Demonstrating the range of visual culture in evidence from the
mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, from the grandeur of
court murals to the cheap amusement of woodcut prints, John H.
Astington shows how English drama drew heavily on this imagery to
stimulate the imagination of the audience. He analyses the
intersection of the theatrical and the visual through such topics
as Shakespeare's Roman plays and the contemporary interest in Roman
architecture and sculpture; the central myth of Troy and its widely
recognised iconography; scriptural drama and biblical illustration;
and the emblem of the theatre itself. The book demonstrates how the
art that surrounded Shakespeare and his contemporaries had a
profound influence on the ways in which theatre was produced and
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