Games and Game Playing in European Art and Literature, 16th-17th Centuries

This collection of essays examines the vogue for games and game playing as expressed in art, architecture, and literature in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Moving beyond previous scholarship on game theory, game monographs, and period and regional studies on games, this volume... Ausführliche Beschreibung

beteiligte Personen: O'Bryan, Robin, [editor.]
Verfasserangabe: Robin O'Bryan.
Medientyp: E-Book
veröffentlicht: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]
Umfang: 1 online resource
enthält: Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. A Passion for Games -- Part I: Chess and Luxury Playing Cards -- 1. "Mad Chess" with a Mad Dwarf Jester / O'Bryan, Robin -- 2. Changing Hands. Jean Desmarets, Stefano della Bella, and the Jeux de Cartes / Lebens, Naomi -- Part II: Gambling and Games of Chance -- 3. "A game played home". The Gendered Stakes of Gambling in Shakespeare's Plays / Herrold, Megan -- 4. "Now if the devil have bones,/ These dice are made of his". Dice Games on the English Stage in the Seventeenth Century / Chovanec, Kevin -- 5. The World Upside Down. Giuseppe Maria Mitelli's Games and the Performance of Identity in the Early Modern World / Rocco, Patricia -- Part III: Outdoor and Sportive Games -- 6. "To catch the fellow, and come back again". Games of Prisoner's Base in Early Modern English Drama / Packard, Bethany -- 7. Against Opposition (at Home). Middleton and Rowley's The World Tossed at Tennis as Tennis / Kaethler, Mark -- Part IV: Games on Display -- 8. Ordering the World. Games in the Architectural Iconography of Stirling Castle, Scotland / Guidicini, Giovanna -- 9. The Games of Philipp Hainhofer. Ludic Appreciation and Use in Early Modern Art Cabinets / Sundin, Greger -- Index
Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. A Passion for Games -- Part I: Chess and Luxury Playing Cards -- 1. "Mad Chess" with a Mad Dwarf Jester / 2. Changing Hands. Jean Desmarets, Stefano della Bella, and the Jeux de Cartes / Part II: Gambling and Games of Chance -- 3. "A game played home". The Gendered Stakes of Gambling in Shakespeare's Plays / 4. "Now if the devil have bones,/ These dice are made of his". Dice Games on the English Stage in the Seventeenth Century / 5. The World Upside Down. Giuseppe Maria Mitelli's Games and the Performance of Identity in the Early Modern World / Part III: Outdoor and Sportive Games -- 6. "To catch the fellow, and come back again". Games of Prisoner's Base in Early Modern English Drama / 7. Against Opposition (at Home). Middleton and Rowley's The World Tossed at Tennis as Tennis / Part IV: Games on Display -- 8. Ordering the World. Games in the Architectural Iconography of Stirling Castle, Scotland / 9. The Games of Philipp Hainhofer. Ludic Appreciation and Use in Early Modern Art Cabinets / Index
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