Alan Brissenden Shakespeare included dance in at least a dozen of his plays and referred to it in thirty. A source for his imagery, dance illuminates character and action and in some plays helps to forward the plot. In the history plays, allusions to country dance support ideas of conflict. In the tragedies, dancing becomes a powerful and ironic visual symbol. This book explores Shakespeare’s use of dance to the delight of all who care for the riches of Shakespeare and his age.
Shakespeare & The Dance
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- 148 pages, paperbound, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” Eight pages of photographic plates ISBN 1-85273-083-8 ISBN-13 978-1-85273-083-3