The Language of Drama
* applies contemporary linguistic research to a wide range of plays, soap operas and screenplays, ranging from Shakespeare to Stoppard, Coronation Street to The Archers * is written in a clear, user-friendly style by a practising teacher * is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned artwork by a Viz cartoonist * combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries and suggestions for further activities.
Keith Sanger is Lecturer in English and Drama at new College (VI Form), Pontefract, and a team leader for AQA `A' Level English Language.
Acknowlegements. Introduction. Unit one: Are you sitting comfortably? Unit two: Realism: Telling it like it is? Unit three: presentation of character: non-standard language. Unit four: The protagonist. Unit five: Storytelling. Unit six: The grammar of sound. Unit seven:Book to film. Index of terms. Index of textx and writers. References and further reading.