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Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion - David Crystal, Ben Crystal
Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
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One of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, and the actor Ben Crystal, have taken a fresh look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare's poems and plays and compiled a glossary of nearly 14,000 words and meanings that are frequently misunderstood by—or incomprehensible to—the modern... show more
One of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, and the actor Ben Crystal, have taken a fresh look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare's poems and plays and compiled a glossary of nearly 14,000 words and meanings that are frequently misunderstood by—or incomprehensible to—the modern reader. Every entry is supported by at least one illustrative quote to help the student, the teacher, the actor, the scholar, and the general reader grasp the depth and beauty of the Bard's language. Shakespeare's Words includes: Complete listings of all the French, Latin, Spanish, and Italian words, as well as Welsh, Scottish, and Irish dialects Shakespeare used Easy-to-read diagrams that represent the relationships between the characters and places for each play A conventional plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae for all the plays    
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140291179 (0140291172)
ASIN: 140291172
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 676
Edition language: English
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5.0 Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
This is a reference book, but I'm putting it in my "read" shelf, because I've used it. Actually I just got it about a week ago, but I'm confident writing a review about it, because it is wonderful. The book comprises three parts: The first part is a dictionary of Shakespearian tearms, which has ...
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