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Word as action : Racine, rhetoric, and theatrical language

Author: Michael Hawcroft
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the theatricality of Jean Racine's language and takes as its analytical tool two relatively neglected parts of rhetoric ('inventio' and 'dispositio'), highlighting the dramatic excitement created by characters who constantly engage in verbal battle trying to dominate those around them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hawcroft, Michael.
Word as action.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91026152
Named Person: Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hawcroft
ISBN: 9780191672866 0191672866
OCLC Number: 252645826
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 275 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Verbal action and rhetorical theory; formal oratory - trials, embassies and councils; informal oratory - the protagonists, the confidants; self-persuasion - monologues; persuasive narrations. Appendix: Scheme of "inventio" and "dispositio".
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Responsibility: Michael Hawcroft.

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