Shakespeare and Language by Catherine M. S. AlexanderShakespeare and Language by Catherine M. S. Alexander

Shakespeare and Language

EditorCatherine M. S. Alexander

Paperback | October 18, 2004

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This collection of essays considers the characteristics and unique qualities of Shakespeare's language, as well as the relationship between language and event, and the social, theatrical and literary function of language. A new introduction by Jonathan Hope explicates the differences between Shakespeare's language and our own, providing an appropriate theoretical and contextual framework.
Title:Shakespeare and LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:October 18, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521539005

ISBN - 13:9780521539005

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Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare and Language: an introduction Jonathan Hope; 2. Shakespeare's language and the language of Shakespeare's time Stephen Booth; 3. The foundations of Elizabethan language Muriel St. Clare Byrne; 4. Shakespeare's talking animals Terence Hawkes; 5. Some functions of Shakespearian word-formation Vivian Salmon; 6. Shakespeare and the tune of the time Bridget Cusack; 7. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: the places of invention Jill L. Levenson; 8. Shakespeare's thematic modes of speech: Richard II to Henry V Robert Hapgood; 9. Hamlet and the power of words Inga-Stina Ewbank; 10. The art of the comic duologue in three plays by Shakespeare Robert Wilcher; 11. Hamlet's Ear Philippa Berry; 12. 'Voice potential': language and symbolic capital in Othello Lynne Magnusson; 13. The aesthetics of mutilation in Titus Andronicus Albert H. Tricomi; 14. 'Time for such a word': verbal echoing in Macbeth George Walton Williams; 15. Household words: Macbeth and the failure of spectacle Lisa Hopkins; 16. Late Shakespeare: style and the sexes Russ McDonald.

Editorial Reviews

'... excellent ... Shakespeare and Language challenges the ways in which the modern reader approaches the visual, oral and aural qualities of Elizabethan language.' Times Literary Supplement