Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary And Language Companion by David CrystalShakespeare's Words: A Glossary And Language Companion by David Crystal

Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary And Language Companion

byDavid Crystal, Ben CrystalPreface byStanley Wells

Paperback | December 31, 2002

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A vital resource for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by or are unknown to a modern audience. Displayed panels look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address. Plot summaries are included for all Shakespeare's plays and on the facing page is a unique diagramatic representation of the relationships within each play.
David Crystal is one of the most authoritative commentators on the English language, and amongst many other things a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. He lives in Anglesey, Wales. Ben Crystal, David's son, is an actor and lives in London (NW1). Stanley Wells, who has written the preface, is General Editor of the Ox...
Title:Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary And Language CompanionFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 31, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140291172

ISBN - 13:9780140291179

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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