Sermons in Performance

Kate Armstrong

in The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199237531
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Sermons in Performance

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This article discusses centrality in the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods of classical rhetorical delivery in the formal education of future preachers. It studies the ways actio is recognised in different manuals of rhetoric and of preaching. The article also discusses the relevance of rhetorical delivery to James I and provides the background where similar anecdotes of actio from this period can be read against.

Keywords: centrality; Elizabethan period; Jacobean period; classical rhetorical delivery; action; manuals of rhetoric; manuals of preaching

Article.  8609 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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