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    The pageant of history: staging the local past, 1905-39

    Dobson, Michael (2011) The pageant of history: staging the local past, 1905-39. In: Burnett, M.T. and Streete, A. (eds.) Filming and Performing Renaissance History. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 163-177. ISBN 9780230273436.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Over the last one hundred years, many of the events and personalities of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have been brought before home, cinema, exhibition, festival and theatrical audiences via a variety of visual media. This collection, for the first time, examines these representations, looking at recent television series, documentaries, feature films, pageantry, theatre and popular culture in a range of cultural and linguistic guises. Filming and Performing Renaissance History opens up wider avenues of interpretive opportunity and substitutes a more generous, nuanced acknowledgement of the ways in which the 'Renaissance' is made to signify across disciplines and in relation to a whole series of events and personalities. Accessing the Renaissance in this fashion generates a genuine sense of the modalities of historical representation, of what the Renaissance 'means' and of how its meanings have been negotiated in modernity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 09:36
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:28
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6252

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