Exploring the Language of Drama

Exploring the Language of Drama

This edited collection introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama.

Author: Jonathan Culpeper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415137950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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This collection introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the contributors employ a variety of language analysis techniques.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama is about the critical strategies that can be used to understand the dynamic processes of writing, reading, dramaturgy, rehearsal, production and reception of drama performance in both the classroom and the professional ...

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349214594

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Page: 184

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The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama

This book is about the critical strategies that can be used to understand the dynamic processes involved in writing, reading, analysis, rehearsal, production, and reception of drama in both the classroom and the professional theater.

Author: David Birch

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010396734

Category: Drama

Page: 175

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This book is about the critical strategies that can be used to understand the dynamic processes involved in writing, reading, analysis, rehearsal, production, and reception of drama in both the classroom and the professional theater.
Categories: Drama

A Reader in the Language of Shakespearean Drama

A Reader in the Language of Shakespearean Drama

The purpose of this collection is therefore to bring together some of the most valuable of these studies which, in discussing various aspects of the language of the early 17th century as exemplified in Shakespearean drama, provide the ...

Author: Vivian Salmon

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027245168

Category: Drama

Page: 523

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In recent years the language of Shakespearean drama has been described in a number of publications intended mainly for the undergraduate student or general reader, but the studies in academic journals to which they refer are not always easily accessible even though they are of great interest to the general reader and essential for the specialist. The purpose of this collection is therefore to bring together some of the most valuable of these studies which, in discussing various aspects of the language of the early 17th century as exemplified in Shakespearean drama, provide the reader with deeper insights into the meaning of Shakespearean text, often by reference to the social, literary and linguistic context of the time.
Categories: Drama

The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama * applies contemporary linguistic research to a wide range of plays, soap operas and screenplays, ranging from Shakespeare to Stoppard, Coronation Street to The Archers * is written in a clear, user-friendly style by a ...

Author: Keith Sanger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 97

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The Language of Drama * applies contemporary linguistic research to a wide range of plays, soap operas and screenplays, ranging from Shakespeare to Stoppard, Coronation Street to The Archers * is written in a clear, user-friendly style by a practising teacher * is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned artwork by a Viz cartoonist * combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries and suggestions for further activities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exploring the Language of Poems Plays and Prose

Exploring the Language of Poems  Plays and Prose

Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them.

Author: Mick Short

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317887812

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them. Mick Short considers how meanings and effects are generated in the three major literary genres, carying out stylistic analysis of poetry, drama and prose fiction in turn. He analyses a wide range of extracts from English literature, adopting an accessible approach to the analysis of literary texts which can be applied easily to other texts in English and in other languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945 2005

The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945 2005

Beginning with an examination of popular notions of communication and communication breakdown, the book proceeds to examine the anxieties induced by changing linguistic styles in the post-war period by contextualising the historical and ...

Author: Kate Dorney

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133018072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Kate Dorney offers a fresh perspective on the history of post-war English theatre by examining the ways in which the practice and criticism of theatre interact with contemporary understandings of language between 1945 and 2005. From Noel Coward to Sarah Kane and J.B Priestley to Harold Pinter it considers attitudes to, and the reception and construction of, language in English theatre and the social, cultural, intellectual and artistic implications of these practices. Synthesising and supplementing existing work in theatre and cultural studies as well as in stylistics, The Changing Language of Modern English Drama considers the ways in which anxieties about, and attitudes toward, language manifest themselves in discourses on and around theatre of the period. Beginning with an examination of popular notions of communication and communication breakdown, the book proceeds to examine the anxieties induced by changing linguistic styles in the post-war period by contextualising the historical and linguistic context of key theatrical events and practitioners.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Drama based foreign language learning

Drama based foreign language learning

What does another language do to the individual who learns and uses it?

Author: Helga Tschurtschenthaler

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830979555

Category: Art

Page: 290

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What does another language do to the individual who learns and uses it? How is the individual's idea of self affected by the other language? This case study deals with these two overarching questions within the context of learning English as a foreign language through drama at a German upper-secondary school in South Tyrol. It investigates how the students see themselves in their roles, how they perceive themselves as users of the foreign language, and how they experience themselves in-role in another language. The results show how powerful drama-based activities can be and what educational impact they have.
Categories: Art

Transgressive Language in Medieval English Drama

Transgressive Language in Medieval English Drama

"The study shows the extent to which the moral significance of language in drama shifted during the sixteenth century under pressure from cultural and political change, paving the way for less morally rigorous and more socially sensitive ...

Author: Lynn Forest-Hill

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050040990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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"The study shows the extent to which the moral significance of language in drama shifted during the sixteenth century under pressure from cultural and political change, paving the way for less morally rigorous and more socially sensitive definitions of 'bad' language."--Jacket.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Drama in Language Teaching

Drama in Language Teaching

Author: Susan Holden

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032751229

Category: Drama

Page: 84

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Categories: Drama

Language in Wycherley s Plays

Language in Wycherley s Plays

Author: James Thompson

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008508254

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 151

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Categories: Aesthetics, Modern

Exploring the Language of Drama

Exploring the Language of Drama

She has published extensively in the area of language and literature and drama. She is currently completing a book, 'Poetic Language', for Oxford University ...

Author: Jonathan Culpeper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134774319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Exploring the Language of Drama introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the contributors use techniques of language analysis, particularly from discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics, to explore the language of plays. The contributors demonstrate the validity of analysing the text of a play, as opposed to focusing on performance. Divided into four broad, yet interconnecting groups, the chapters: * open up some of the basic mechanisms of conversation and show how they are used in dramatic dialogue * look at how discourse analysis and pragmatic theories can be used to help us understand characterization in dialogue * consider some of the cognitive patterns underlying dramatic discourse * focus on the notion of speech as action. there is also a chapter on how to analyse an extract from a play and write up an assignment.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945 2005

The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945   2005

dominant assumptions about language in general, and by extension, about language in drama. The reviews and contemporary comment have been drawn from ...

Author: K. Dorney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230245211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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An account of language and drama between 1945 and 2005, synthesizing linguistic and dramatic knowledge in order to illuminate the ways in which anxieties and attitudes toward language manifest themselves in discourses on and around English theatre of the time, and how these anxieties and attitudes reflect back through the theatre of this period.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Language of Fictional Television

The Language of Fictional Television

In this book, Monika Bednarek addresses the need for a systematic analysis of television discourse and characterization within linguistics and media studies.

Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1441183663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language of Shakespeare s Plays

The Language of Shakespeare s Plays

First published in 1952. This volume explores the function of verse in drama and the developing way in which Shakespeare controlled the rhetorical and decorative elements of speech for the dramatic purpose.

Author: B. Ifor Evans

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415352851

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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First published in 1952. This volume explores the function of verse in drama and the developing way in which Shakespeare controlled the rhetorical and decorative elements of speech for the dramatic purpose. The Language of Shakespeare's Plays explores the plays chronologically and so covers all the outstanding problems of Shakespearian language in a way that makes reference easy, without any loss of a continuing narrative.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Harold Pinter and the Language of Cultural Power

Harold Pinter and the Language of Cultural Power

This book addresses three matters of fundamental importance for an understanding of Harold Pinter's work - how language functions in Pinter's plays, what the relationship is between language and subjectivity in the plays, and what the plays ...

Author: Marc Silverstein

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838752365

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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This book addresses three matters of fundamental importance for an understanding of Harold Pinter's work - how language functions in Pinter's plays, what the relationship is between language and subjectivity in the plays, and what the plays reveal about how language serves as a vehicle for cultural power. Pinter's work rejects any attempt to conceptualize language in terms of reference, expression, or communication. Rather, his plays exhibit a semiotic understanding of language that demands his audience focus not only on parole, the individual speech act, but also on langue, language as structured system that both enables and constrains parole. The langue that Pinter explores is the ensemble of codes, dominant discourses and structures of representation, and fragments of ideology that give voice to cultural power, creating the speaking subject in the image of that power. For all their attempts to "own" language, Pinter's characters discover that words constitute alienable property; that language forms, de-forms, and re-forms subjectivity; that, as a system preceding the individual, language carries embedded within it the values, desires, and imperatives of the Other - the dominant cultural order. By introducing questions of subject position and ideology into his discussion, author Marc Silverstein shows how the plays exhibit a political dimension largely ignored by the bulk of Pinter criticism, which attempts to classify his oeuvre as a form of absurdist drama. It is Silverstein's contention that Pinter does not concern himself with the fate of the individual lost in an incomprehensible and meaningless universe (the "absurdist" Pinter), but instead explores the vicissitudes of living within ideological, discursive, and social structures that always exceed the subject. Through detailed readings of The Birthday Party, The Collection, The Homecoming, Old Times, One for the Road, and Mountain Language, Silverstein argues that what is at stake in these plays is the status of cultural power itself. The plays insistently raise the question, does there exist any possibility for the kind of resistance that can dismantle the network of cultural power, or is that network unassailably monolithic? While arguing that Pinter's plays appear to adopt the latter position, the author emphasizes that these plays still have valuable political lessons to teach. At a moment when much Ideologiekritik naively equates the demystification of ideology and the unveiling of contradictions with the inevitable collapse of that field, Pinter's plays compel us to consider a more viable mode of intervention within cultural formations that seem infinitely recuperable. At a moment when much political theater locates power in individuals, Pinter's emphasis on linguistic codes as vehicles for cultural power reminds us that any decisive attempt to alter the dominant relations of power must involve more than merely replacing those who currently "control" power. Throughout this book, Silverstein argues that we must regard Pinter as fundamentally a political dramatist if we are to appreciate how his plays offer an intensive exploration of how subjectivity emerges in the shadow of cultural power.
Categories: Drama

Metonymy and Drama

Metonymy and Drama

Based on various models of metonymy, this book distinguishes metonymic drama structure from the metaphoric, symbolic, and allegorical.

Author: Jutka Devenyi

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838753132

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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Based on various models of metonymy, this book distinguishes metonymic drama structure from the metaphoric, symbolic, and allegorical. It applies Kristeva's theory of the "semiotic" to dramatic texts and Barker's observations on the private body to their potential theatrical representation in order to argue that there is a relationship between fragmented representations of the subject and metonymic drama structure. In the four plays this book investigates (Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, Racine's Phedre, and Buchner's Danton's Death), the dramatic hero goes through a process that disrupts his or her consciousness, which in turn is reflected and accentuated by dramatic structure. These changes in mind can be isolated on all levels of dramatic representation: aesthetic, linguistic, and dramaturgical. The ideology resonating in the dramatic world has a special connection with structure, which manifests itself in unique and different ways in the plays. Nevertheless, despite the uniqueness of representation, it is always metonymic structure that seems to parallel the fragmentation of consciousness. Having distinguished the functions of metonymy in drama as a potential focus of structure from those of the other major tropes, the book then examines its variants without evolutionary considerations. The argument differs from prevailing concepts of the two master tropes, formulated by Burke, Lodge, Ricoeur, and Laplanche. The book does not focus on their categorical separation, but investigates the possibilities of a creative mind to depict the world in a way that actively involves and challenges the audience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Drama of Language

The Drama of Language

Language plays a meaningful role in Torquato Tasso too, although in an entirely different way. The princess says: Ich höre gern dem Streit der Klugen zu, ...

Author: Sigurd Burckhardt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421434988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 929

He provides original and challenging interpretations, shaping each into a self-contained entity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines