This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series is unique in offering 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, The Language of Drama:
*examines a wide range of drama scripts, including plays, soap operas, and screenplays: from Shakespeare to Stoppard; Coronation Street to The Archers; Sense and Sensibility to Sour Sweet
* illustrated throughout with specially commisioned artwork by the Viz cartoonist * discusses key aspects of dramatic language, including: * conversation, dialect, narrative structure, cohesion, repetition, and imagery * explores contemporary linguistic research and applies the to the texts in an accessible way * provides a comprehensive glossary of terms, an index of texts and writers, and suggestions for further reading.
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Taylor & Francis
October 18, 2000
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