Point of view in drama: a socio-pragmatic analysis of Dennis Potter's Brimstone and Treacle

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Abstract

In spite of its success with poetry and prose texts, stylistics has only recently discovered adequate models for the analysis of drama. In the past, there have been too many factors to take into account, which meant that stylisticians often had to ignore performance in favour of playtext, or treat the script as an idealisation of a performance when drawing on pragmatic and sociolinguistic frameworks of language use in context. Dan McIntyre here returns to useful work on point of view in order to present a rigorous analysis of Dennis Potter’s play. Of course, this also leads the discussion into a stylistic engagement with the notion of character, which is another area in which stylistic attention has recently produced useful work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Language and Literature Reader
EditorsRonald Carter, Peter Stockwell
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter22
Pages219-229
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781000115437, 9781003060789
ISBN (Print)9780415410021, 9780415410038
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2008

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