The Aesthetics of Spectacle in Early Modern Drama and Modern Cinema

Robert Greene’s Theatre of Attractions

  • Jenny Sager

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-22
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      Pages 23-49
  3. Stage Properties

  4. Stage Conventions

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      Pages 107-107
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      Pages 127-139
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-211

About this book


Examining the work of the Elizabethan playwright, Robert Greene, this book argues that Greene's plays are innovative in their use of spectacle. Its most striking feature is the use of the one-to-one analogies between Greene's drama and modern cinema, in order to explore the plays' stage effects.


aesthetics body drama

Authors and affiliations

  • Jenny Sager
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  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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