Alliterative place name lists in early drama

McGavin, John (2008) Alliterative place name lists in early drama. Medieval English Theatre, 30, 45-62.


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The alliterative place-name list, which seems to have started out as a bombastic verbal tour de force calculated to show up the moral failings of the character who employs it or who is its target, became a theatrical convention which changed chimerically over a century and a half. It shows that a convention is not a dead motif, but something that can be conveniently adapted to serve whatever end the playwright desires

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0143-3784 (print)
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Keywords: medieval, early modern drama, Scotland, England, rhetoric
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 69855
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 November 2008Published
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:58

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