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Iowa State University

2017

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“A Body Past Compare”: Romeo And Juliet And The Language Of Appearance, Allison Kirstukas Apr 2017

“A Body Past Compare”: Romeo And Juliet And The Language Of Appearance, Allison Kirstukas

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been performed all over the world for over 400 years, yet it has never been studied exclusively from the perspective of appearance studies. This lack of research increases the difficulty of costuming the play faithfully, and ignores the substantial correlation between language referring to appearance and the thematic content of the play itself. The researcher and advisor focused on filling this gap by auditing all references to appearance used in the play, using Hillestad’s definition of appearance as an umbrella term for dress and the body as the foundation for data extraction ...