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Re: Tudor Iconoclasm
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1476  Thursday, 10 August 2000.

[1]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2000 10:06:30 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1472 Tudor Iconoclasm

[2]     From:   John D. Cox <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 9 Aug 2000 11:27:42 -0400
        Subj:   Iconoclasm

[3]     From:   Geralyn Horton <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2000 13:53:31 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1472 Tudor Iconoclasm


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From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Wednesday, 09 Aug 2000 10:06:30 -0400
Subject: 11.1472 Tudor Iconoclasm
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1472 Tudor Iconoclasm

Without giving the name of the lecturer, I half suspect that Andrew
White was listening to a presentation by Huston Diehl, whose great book
Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage has the thesis Professor White
restates. I highly recommend Diehl's book; its documentation would
provide the primary sources used in her argument. The dramatists Diehl
discusses in detail are Shakespeare (esp. Othello and Hamlet), Kyd,
Marlowe, Middleton, and Webster (with a fascinating reading of Duchess
of Malfi).

Jack Heller

>The point of this, relating to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, was
>that a playwright's reliance on word over image was largely due to the
>austere, iconoclastic ways of the Tudors.

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From:           John D. Cox <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Aug 2000 11:27:42 -0400
Subject:        Iconoclasm

Anyone interested in Andrew White's comment about theater and iconoclasm
should read Houston Diehl's *Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage*
(Cornell, 1997).

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From:           Geralyn Horton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 09 Aug 2000 13:53:31 -0400
Subject: 11.1472 Tudor Iconoclasm
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1472 Tudor Iconoclasm

>But I have never
>heard Elizabethan drama framed in this way before, and was wondering
>whether there would be any further reading I should look for.  And I
>would be especially interested in any primary sources --

>Feel free to write me off-list.

I for one would be interested in an on list exploration of this topic.
Perferably, of couse, one carried on not as scholarly sharing of
bibliographical info, but a discussion of what is known and what you who
know it think it means.

How, for instance, is iconoclasm connected to spread of literacy?
Related to the appearance/reality issue of "I know not seems" and "God
gave you one face, and you make yourselves another" "Look like the
innocent flower, but be the serpent under it" etc.?

Geralyn Horton, Playwright
Newton, Mass. 02460
<http://www.tiac.net/users/ghorton>
 

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