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Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion

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Publisher Comments:

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

 

 

Book News Annotation:

This reference work contains a Shakespearean glossary, plot synopses of Shakespeare's plays, diagrams of the characters' relationships, a chronology of his works, a list of characters, and notes on the mythological, religious, and historical figures appearing in the plays, days and dates mentioned, places, and languages besides English. David Crystal is a scholar; Ben Crystal is an actor.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A resource for students, scholars and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood or unknown to a modern audience. Plot summaries for all Shakespeare's plays are included as well as notes on specific areas of his language.

Synopsis:

David Crystal, one of the world's foremost authorities on the English language has 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 may be misunderstood by modern readers.

About the Author

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia.

 

Ben Crystal graduated from Lancaster University and has trained and worked as an actor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140291179
Preface:
Wells, Stanley
Author:
Crystal, Ben
Preface by:
Wells, Stanley
Preface:
Wells, Stanley
Author:
Crystal, David
Author:
Wells, Stanley
Author:
Wells, Stanley
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Early modern, 1500-1700
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Language
Subject:
English language -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
00-3
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
676
Dimensions:
8.78 x 6.9 x 1.62 in 2.73 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A resource for students, scholars and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood or unknown to a modern audience. Plot summaries for all Shakespeare's plays are included as well as notes on specific areas of his language.
"Synopsis" by , David Crystal, one of the world's foremost authorities on the English language has 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 may be misunderstood by modern readers.

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