PROCLAIMING AND PROGNOSTICATING: World Upside Down Predicted - Official

Jones, Malcolm
July 1999
Medieval English Theatre;1999, Vol. 21, p87
Academic Journal
The article focuses on prognostication and proclamation, types of dramatic monologues as a literary genre in French literature. It states that dramatic monologues which are divided into psychological and parody, prosper in the 15th century of the French secular theatre. It mentions F. P. Wilson who addressed the mock-prognostication through his statement that the genre only says the most obvious things with astrological jargons. It presents the parts of a proclamation, which was provided by Paul Verhuyck, which include invocatio that invokes the name of the Lord, narratio, which shows the reason for the proclamation, and comminatio, which states the sanctions if the proclamation is not fulfilled.


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