Emanuel Stelzer, Portraits in Early Modern English Drama: Visual Culture, Play-Texts, and Performances, Abingdon and New York: Routledge

  • Camilla Caporicci

Abstract

This review of Emanuel Stelzer’s Portraits in Early Modern English Drama: Visual Culture, Play-Texts, and Performances underscores the originality and fruitfulness of the author’s multi-disciplinary approach. The complex topic of staged portraits is explored from a great variety of perspectives and in connection with several aspects of early modern culture. The author is able to reveal the web of interconnections engendered by the staging of portraits in early modern drama, fostering a profound understanding of the ways in which these special props interfaced with issues crucial to the culture of the period. 

Published
2019-12-31
Section
Special Section