The Language of Looking: Making Senses Speak in Jonsonian Masque

@article{Rodgers2014TheLO,
  title={The Language of Looking: Making Senses Speak in Jonsonian Masque},
  author={Amy J. Rodgers},
  journal={Renaissance Drama},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={29 - 55}
}
  • A. Rodgers
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Art
  • Renaissance Drama
before commencing the celebratory masque he has orchestrated for his daughter’s betrothal, Prospero calls for a particular kind of attentiveness: “No tongue, all eyes. Be silent!” (4.1.59). His injunction may seem like the early modern equivalent of the cell phone announcement preceding present-day theatrical performances, but it is more than a reminder of spectatorial etiquette. Prospero does not merely tell the audience to be quiet; he attunes their perceptive apparatus to the visual register… 
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