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Alliterative place name lists in early drama

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

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Published date: 1 November 2008
Keywords: medieval, early modern drama, Scotland, England, rhetoric


Local EPrints ID: 69855
ISSN: 0143-3784
PURE UUID: ba21a23e-013f-4843-9d0f-643a7155dd60

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Date deposited: 08 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:05

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