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Shakespeare's Language: A Glossary of Unfamiliar Words in His Plays and Poems

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Synopsis:

Shakespeare's Language, Second Edition is a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers to Shakespeare's plays and poetry. This revised and updated edition contains more than 17,000 definitions--more than 2,000 of which are new--from the adjective chop-fallen in Hamlet to the verb beshrew in Much Ado About Nothing. It also features an all-new chapter, Introduction to Shakespeare and His Language, which provides essential background on Shakespeare's life and works, as well as an in-depth discussion of how modern readers can approach his works in order to best understand and enjoy them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816075577
Author:
Shewmaker, Eugene F.
Publisher:
Checkmark Books
Author:
Shewmaker, Eugene
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Obsolete words
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Language
Subject:
English language -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
628
Dimensions:
9.14x7.43x1.24 in. 2.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Shakespeare's Language, Second Edition is a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers to Shakespeare's plays and poetry. This revised and updated edition contains more than 17,000 definitions--more than 2,000 of which are new--from the adjective chop-fallen in Hamlet to the verb beshrew in Much Ado About Nothing. It also features an all-new chapter, Introduction to Shakespeare and His Language, which provides essential background on Shakespeare's life and works, as well as an in-depth discussion of how modern readers can approach his works in order to best understand and enjoy them.
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