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by Lynne Magnusson

  • ISBN: 0521030552
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Lynne Magnusson
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 2, 2006)
  • Pages: 232 pages
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Shakespeare and Social Dialogue develops a systematic analysis of the rhetoric of social exchange in early modern England.

Shakespeare and Social Dialogue develops a systematic analysis of the rhetoric of social exchange in early modern England. Magnusson brings together writings, particularly letters, from the Elizabethan period which are normally read as historical documents and compares them with Shakespeare's play texts and sonnets. Magnusson brings together writings, particularly letters, from the Elizabethan period that are normally read as historical documents and compares them with Shakespeare's play texts and sonnets.

Thus, the rhetoric of service or friendship is explored in texts as diverse as Sidney family letters, Shakespearean sonnets and Burghley's state letters.

Magnusson creates a way of reading both literary texts and historical documents which bridges the gap between the methods of new historicism and linguistic criticism.

She also examines the rhetoric of negotiations in six Sidney family letters. Part 2 analyses Elizabethan epistolary theory and practice

She also examines the rhetoric of negotiations in six Sidney family letters. Part 2 analyses Elizabethan epistolary theory and practice. In chapter 3 Magnusson scrutinises the epistolary manuals of Erasmus (De conscribendis epistolis) and Angel Day (The English Secretary, or Methods of Writing Epistles and Letters). Chapter 4 presents an examination of courtly and administrative letters.

Chapter · July 2019 .

DOI: 1. 017/9781316443668. Cite this publication. Do you want to read the rest of this chapter? Request full-text. January 2000 · University of Toronto Quarterly.

Shakespeare and Social Dialogue develops a systematic analysis of the rhetoric of social exchange in early modern England. Magnusson brings together writings, particularly letters, from the Elizabethan period that are normally read as historical documents and compares them with Shakespeare's play texts and sonnets. Using techniques from discourse analysis and linguistic pragmatics, especially "politeness theory," she argues that Shakespeare's language is rooted in the everyday language of Elizabethan culture. The author's readings bridge the gap between new historicism and linguistic criticism.

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