Boot and Shtick

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Show simple item record Bishop, Thomas en 2015-11-04T04:30:46Z en 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation Shakespeare Studies: an annual gathering of research, criticism and review, 2015, 43 pp. 35 - 49 (16) en
dc.identifier.issn 0582-9399 en
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dc.description.abstract Richard Tarlton's recorded habit of sticking his face through the arras to announce his entrance is an instance.2 Records of other regular bits have largely disappeared, but it seems highly likely they were part of the repertory of performance and the skill set of the comic player. Roman comic actors, on the other foot, wore the soccus, a lowheeled or loose-fitting slipper, which presumably also defined a gait, with ease and nimbleness of movement compared to the slower-and more precarious-stalk of the cothurnus.5 For the early modern stage, the nearest we can come to a similar vocabulary of gait for clowns is the not-surprising term ''jig,'' associated at once with verse movement and physical movement in Marlowe's dismissal of his predecessors for their ''jigging veins of rhyming mother wit/ And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay,'' in contrast to ''the stately tent of war'' containing Alleyn's Tamburlaine, famous for his tragic stalking. en
dc.publisher Associated University Presses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Shakespeare Studies: an annual gathering of research, criticism and review en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title Boot and Shtick en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 35 en
pubs.volume 43 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Associated University Presses en en
pubs.end-page 49 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 459181 en Arts en Humanities en English and Drama en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-10-23 en

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