Ravelhofer, B. (2006) 'Non-verbal meaning in Caroline private theatre : William Cavendish's and James Shirley's 'The Varietie'(c.1641).', The seventeenth century., 21 (2). pp. 195-214.
How did early modern actors convey meaning on stage without speaking? A few plays of the Caroline period developed an extraordinary taste for non-verbal communication by costume, movements, stage design and the like. Drawing upon 'The Varietie'(c.1641), a comedy written by William Cavendish and James Shirley, this essay explores the impact of seventeenth-century fashion, dancing practice, and the conventions of court masques on Caroline private theatre.
|Keywords:||Shirley, James, Cavendish, William, Masque, Early dance, Costume.|
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