Echo and Meaning on Early Modern English Stages

ANDERSON, Susan L. (2017). Echo and Meaning on Early Modern English Stages. Palgrave studies in music and literature . Cham, Palgrave, 1-22.

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This chapter outlines the range of meanings made available by the use of echo techniques in early modern drama and poetry. The chapter establishes different levels of echoic meaning, including musical repetitions, verbal alterations, intertextual references, and textual revisions. The chapter draws attention to variations between early modern translations of Ovid’s version of Echo’s origin myth, and within different editions of Golding’s translation of the Metamorphosis. The chapter also examines the use of echoic techniques in Sidney’s Old Arcadia and the alternative origin story of Echo in Longus’s Greek prose narrative Daphnis and Chloe. The chapter argues that Echo is a figure of distortion and adaptation as well as repetition, and serves as a productive way to represent historical inquiry itself.

Item Type: Authored Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Departments: Development and Society > Humanities
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-67970-9
Depositing User: Susan Anderson
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 14:49

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