n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Shakespeare and Social Dialogue. Dramatic Language and Elizabethan Letters, Lynne Magnusson : book review
|Article Title||Shakespeare and Social Dialogue. Dramatic Language and Elizabethan Letters, Lynne Magnusson : book review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||81 - 84|
Extracted from text ... LYNNE MAGNUSSON. Shakespeare and Social Dialogue. Dramatic Language and Elizabethan Letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 221 pp. Reviewed by RAJENDRA CHETTY Shakespeare and Social Dialogue creates a new way of reading both literary texts and historical documents which bridges the gap between the methods of new historicism and linguistic criticism. The text opens up a refreshing approach to Shakespeare's language and the rhetoric of Elizabethan letters. Moving beyond claims about the language of individual Shakespearean 82 SHAKESPEARE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA characters, Magnusson develops a rhetoric of social exchange to analyze dialogue, conversation, sonnets and particularly letters of the period, ..
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