Sanger, Keith, 1948-

The language of drama / Keith Sanger. - London ; New York : Routledge, 2001. - xiv, 97 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - Intertext . - Intertext (London, England) .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 97) and indexes.

Are you sitting comfortably? --
What is drama? --
The place --
The set --
Characters --
Exposition --
Openings --
Realism: telling it like it is? --
Realism --
Adjacency pairs --
Real conversation at work --
The co-operative principle --
Soaps --
Presentation of character: non-standard language --
Dialect --
Standard English --
The Shakespearean protagonist --
The soliloquy --
Storytelling --
Labov's narrative categories --
Cohesion --
Structure --
The grammar of sound --
Rhythm and stress --
Book to film --
What? No narrator? Table of contents

Summary:
"This satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on drama. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by a practising teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries and suggestions for further activities. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook, Working with Texts: A core book for language analysis." "Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students."--BOOK JACKET.



0415214238 9780415214230

00032307


Drama--History and criticism--Theory, etc.

PN1631 / S26 2001

809.2 / SAL 2001

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