Dear REED-L Readers,
John Metham's East Anglian romance "Amoryus and Cleopes"
(1448-49) has a character, a rude, arrogant knight, who has covered his
armor with armorial devices of the countries in which he has fought. This
outlandish dress reminds me of the the Isabelle Kaczmarek-designed costume
for Mundus in the "Castle of Perseverance" production in Toronto. Does
anyone know of an iconographical or literary precedent for such a costume?
Thanks in advance,
University of Hawaii
Dept. of English
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