Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

Paperback | May 2, 2015

byDavid Crystal, Ben Crystal

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The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays including Macbeth, Hamlet,Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Henry V. Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times and the performance of his plays. Further support is provided by language panels on select topics like the humours, swearing, and stage directions, andfull-colour illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armour to music and recreation. The dictionary is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled contemporary look and feel. It is the perfect support for a full understanding ofShakespeare, created by renowned authors Professor David Crystal and actor Ben Crystal, a father and son team who combine for the first time the academic and the theatre, bringing together language, literature, and lexicography in this unique Shakespeare dictionary of global appeal.

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The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays including Macbeth, Hamlet,Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream,...

David Crystal, well-known writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster on the English language, is also honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor. Among his many books are Think on my Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Language, (with his son Ben) Shakespeare's Words and The Shakespeare Miscellany and (with his wife Hilary...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 2, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192737503

ISBN - 13:9780192737502

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