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L’éloquence de Sophonisbe, de Saint-Gelais à Montreux (1556-1601)

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Sophonisbe is particularly present in French sixteenth-century tragedy. Although her story fits easily into the tragic aesthetics of that time, this figure presents a singularity: Sophonisbe is an eloquent queen, who uses her rhetoric and manages to divert two kings from their alliance with Rome. In Saint-Gelais and Mermet, a fascination for the queen's speech appears; however in Montchrestien and Montreux, interest in the queen's eloquence diminishes, while, for the characters, it is increasingly associated with manipulation-as if a woman's eloquence should not be given too much space on the theatrical stage.
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hal-04106475 , version 1 (25-05-2023)

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Nina Hugot. L’éloquence de Sophonisbe, de Saint-Gelais à Montreux (1556-1601). Nordic Journal of Renaissance studies, 2023, 20, pp.29-51. ⟨hal-04106475⟩
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