David Seidler- The King's Speech

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  • The King's Speech- David Seidler
    • Audience: wide- initially everyone who was involved with the screenplay, then anyone interested in the film and George IV
      • Purpose: to entertain and inform
        • Mode: a written text intended for performance
    • Follows a screenplay format- turn- taking and agency pairs
      • spoken language features and frameworks in the use of elliptical phrasing and clauses
        • echoing of phases- revealing Lionel's control of the situation and Bertie's discomfort
    • formal vs informal structures in sentences and noun forms
    • George IV: 1762- 1980
    • George IV had a stammer.


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