Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sabine Chaouche, Reader in the Department of English and Modern Languages, to have new edition printed of her first publication

Monday, 05 August 2013


Dr Sabine Chaouche’s publisher Honoré Champion decided that her first monograph (publication of her PhD), L'Art du comédien, Déclamation et jeu scénique en France à l’âge classique 1629-1680 is to go a second edition (paperback). This study examines the way in which actors performed in Paris in the c17 and how they were influenced by rules from the Ancient World (actio oratoria) which were theorized by Demosthenes,CiceroandlaterQuintilian. This work received many excellent reviews. It was for instance described by Dr M. Hawcroft (the University of Oxford) as “a delightful, learned, solidly constructed and richly informed book, garanteed to heightenthepleasureof all thosewho read seventeenth-century plays”, whose author “has attempted what ought strictly to be impossible, namely to recreate for us something of the art of the seventeenth-century actor". He concluded that it was “the best guidewehave tohow the plays weall know might actually have been performed in the seventeenth-century." The new edition will be out in September.

Sabine Chaouche, Reader in the Department of English and Modern Languages to have new edition printed of her first publication

Sabine Chaouche’s publisher Honoré Champion decided that her first monograph (publication of her PhD), L'Art du comédien, Déclamation et jeu scénique en France à l’âge classique 1629-1680 is to go a second edition (paperback). This study examines the way in which actors performed in Paris in the c17 and how they were influenced by rules from the Ancient World (actio oratoria) which were theorized by Demosthenes,CiceroandlaterQuintilian. This work received many excellent reviews. It was for instance described by Dr M. Hawcroft (the University of Oxford) as “a delightful, learned, solidly constructed and richly informed book, garanteed to heightenthepleasureof all thosewho read seventeenth-century plays”, whose author “has attempted what ought strictly to be impossible, namely to recreate for us something of the art of the seventeenth-century actor". He concluded that it was “the best guidewehave tohow the plays weall know might actually have been performed in the seventeenth-century." The new edition will be out in September.