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Prologues and epilogues


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    • Prologues and epilogues
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    • Epilogs
    • Epilogues and prologues
    • Postscripts (Epilogues)
    • Prologs
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    • found: Work cat.: Mendoza, Eduardo. Quién se acuerda de Armando Palacio Valdés? : escritores en lengua española : veinticuatro presentaciones y dos prólogos, ©2007(Collection of prologues written for the 20 books in the Maestros modernos hispanicos series)
    • found: A collection and selection of English prologues and epilogues, 1779.
    • found: The prologues and epilogues of the eighteenth century : a complete edition, ©1990-(prologues and epilogues of 18th century drama)
    • found: The prologues and epilogues of the Restoration, 1660-1700 : a complete edition, ©1981-©1988(prologues and epilogues of Restoration drama)
    • found: LCSH, July 27, 2018(Prologues and epilogues. UF Epilogues; Postscripts (Epilogues). RT Prefaces)
    • found: The Methuen Drama dictionary of the theatre, 2011:prologue (prologue: An introductory speech or scene given before the main play; it was during the Restoration period that the prologue, along with the closing epilogue, truly came into its own; these pieces were always in rhymed verse and often full of sharp witty comments on topical issues; John Dryden wrote numerous prologues for his own and others' plays; David Garrick was a noted writer of prologues in the 18th century) epilogue (epilogue: A brief scene, speech, or short poem at the end of a play. It often explains the moral of the drama or begs the audience's indulgence for any shortcomings)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, July 27, 2018:prologue (prologue, or less commonly prolog: 1. the preface or introduction to a literary work. 2 a. a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the beginning of a play. b. : the actor speaking such a prologue. 3. an introductory or preceding event or development) epilogue (epilogue, or less commonly epilog: 1. a concluding section that rounds out the design of a literary work. 2 a. a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the end of a play; also : the actor speaking such an epilogue. b. the final scene of a play that comments on or summarizes the main action. 3. the concluding section of a musical composition : coda)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 27, 2018:prologue (prologue: The introduction to a play, novel, poem, or other literary work placed by the author at the opening of the text, rather than in the front matter (example: The Wife of Bath's Prologue in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales). Also refers to introductory lines spoken by a member of the cast before the beginning of the first act of a dramatic performance to prepare the audience for the theme to be developed or state the moral embodied in the action that follows. Compare with epilogue.) epilogue (epilogue: A part added as a conclusion at the close of a literary work, for example, the statement of the moral at the end of a fable. Compare with afterword. The term also refers to the final section of a speech, also called the peroration, and to a brief speech delivered at the end of a dramatic performance, requesting the approval of audience and critics. Compare in this sense with prologue.)
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