Journal Article

Ritual, Ostension and the Divine in the Stuart Masque

Thierry Demaubus

in Literature and Theology

Volume 17, issue 3, pages 298-313
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/17.3.298
Ritual, Ostension and the Divine in the Stuart Masque

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Examining the liturgical and iconographical nature of Stuart Court masques, this article argues that the masque performs a mode of incorporation representing the ritual of the transubstantiation of the individual into an absolute monarch. Masques are political, mythological, theological and cosmological events in which the divine right of kings is practised.

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