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Published: 24 December 2019

352 Pages | 24 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198809067

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Voices and Books in the English Renaissance

A New History of Reading

Jennifer Richards

  • The first history of oral reading in the English Renaissance
  • Offers fresh readings of the key Tudor authors who anticipated oral readers: Anne Askew, William Baldwin, and Thomas Nashe
  • Enables readers to understand how to recover voice from textual sources
  • Re-examines the history of Renaissance rhetoric to offer a better understanding of the teaching of delivery in the sixteenth-century schoolroom, and the importance of pairing elocutio with pronuntiatio
  • The most sustained study of the English Renaissance schoolroom