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Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

The Theatrical Baroque

The late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are frequently labeled the age of theater. Throughout western Europe, the dramatic arts attained new heights of cultural prestige, political importance, and commercial success. This series of essays investigates the dialogue between the newly invigorated theater and the plastic arts. Discussed are the interactions between spectator and spectacle, social performance and the staging of the individual, the shaping of space and time, and the debates over the relationship that visual and theatrical representations have to the objects they portray.

128 pages | 8 color plates, 60 halftones | 8 x 11 | © 2001

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Color Plates
The Theatrical Baroque
Larry F. Norman
Baroque Space and the Art of the Infinite
Robert S. Huddleston
Representational Theory and the Staging of Social Performance
Josh Ellenbogen
Interlude: Sets for Social Performance
Brandy Flack and Rebekah Flohr
The Theater of the World: Staging Baroque Hierarchies
Anita M. Hagerman-Young and Kerry Wilks
Interlude: Staging the Gaze
Delphine Zurfluh
Time and the Baroque World
Matt Hunter
The Baroque Pastoral, or the Art of Fragile Harmony
Véronique Sigu
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