Divination on Stage: Prophetic Body Signs in Early Modern Theatre in Spain and Europe (Hardcover)

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Divination on Stage: Prophetic Body Signs in Early Modern Theatre in Spain and Europe (Hardcover)

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Magicians, necromancers and astrologers are assiduous characters in the European golden age theatre. This book deals with dramatic characters who act as physiognomists or palm readers in the fictional world and analyses the fictionalisation of physiognomic lore as a practice of divination in early modern Romance theatre from Pietro Aretino and Giordano Bruno to Lope de Vega, Calder n de la Barca and Thomas Corneille.

Folke Gernert, University of Trier, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9783110695748
ISBN-10: 311069574X
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: February 8th, 2021
Pages: 260
Language: English