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
|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
|Date Deposited:||08 Dec 2009|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:49|
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