Blake's Drama

Theatre, Performance and Identity in the Illuminated Books

Authors: Piccitto, Diane

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Blake's Drama challenges conventional views of William Blake's multimedia work by reinterpreting it as theatrical performance. Viewed in its dramatic contexts, this art form is shown to provoke an active spectatorship and to depict identity as paradoxically essential and constructed, revealing Blake's investments in drama, action, and the body.

About the authors

Diane Piccitto holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Before moving to London, UK, as an independent scholar, she was a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Zurich.

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"This book will change the way we think about Blake. Diane Piccitto shows what happens when Blake's own vivid concept of 'Visionary Forms Dramatic' is taken seriously. She applies the idea of drama to Blake's illuminated books both historically and conceptually, drawing equal insight from the context of late eighteenth-century theatre and more unexpected comparisons such as the theories of Brecht and Stanislavsky, and the dramatic basis of Althusser's concept of interpellation. The interpretive results are impressive, especially in combination with Piccitto's own bright constellations of close reading. Her daring yet well founded arguments offer rich food for thought not only for Blakeans but also for those interested in the ongoing redefinition of Romantic drama, as well as larger issues of performance and identity, reader response, and the interactions of image and text." Tristanne Connolly, University of Waterloo, Canada


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Piccitto, Diane

    Pages 1-10

  • The Theatre of the Illuminated Books

    Piccitto, Diane

    Pages 11-52

  • Spectatorial Entrances: Where Brechtian Alienation Meets Medieval Presence

    Piccitto, Diane

    Pages 53-100

  • Staging

    Piccitto, Diane

    Pages 101-142

  • The Performativity of Inspiration: Action and Identity in

    Piccitto, Diane

    Pages 143-197

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blake's Drama
Book Subtitle
Theatre, Performance and Identity in the Illuminated Books
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37801-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137378019
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37800-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47810-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 251
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