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Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion

Wednesday, January 15th 2014.
Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Penguin Books (December 31, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN/ASIN: 0140291172

Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion

one of the vital world’s most useful authorities on the English language, and the actor Ben Crystal, have taken a contemporary take a look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare’s poems and plays and compiled a word list of nearly 14,000 phrases and meanings which might be regularly misunderstood with the aid of—or incomprehensible to—the up to date reader. each entry is supported via at the least one illustrative quote to lend a hand the scholar, the trainer, the actor, the coed, and the final reader clutch the depth and fantastic thing about the Bard’s language. Shakespeare’s words comprises:

  • complete listings of all the French, Latin, Spanish, and Italian words, as well as Welsh, Scottish, and Irish dialects Shakespeare used
  • simple-to-read diagrams that characterize the relationships between the characters and locations for every play
  • a standard plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae for all of the plays

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