The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation by David CrystalThe Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation by David Crystal

The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

byDavid Crystal

Hardcover | April 12, 2016

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This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronunication (OP), enabling practitioners to deal with any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and the accompanying websitehosts sound files as a further aid to pronunciation. It also includes the main sources of evidence in the texts, notably all spelling variants (along with a frequency count for each variant) and all rhymes (including those occurring elsewhere in the canon, such as the Sonnets and long poems). Anextensive introduction provides a full account of the aims, evidence, history, and current use of OP in relation to Shakespeare productions, as well as indicating the wider use of OP in relation to other Elizabethan and Jacobean writers, composers from the period, the King James Bible, and thoseinvolved in reconstructing heritage centres. It will be an invaluable resource for producers, directors, actors, and others wishing to mount a Shakespeare production or present Shakespeare's poetry in original pronunciation, as well as for students and academics in the fields of literary criticismand Shakespeare studies more generally.

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David Crystal is known throughout the world as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster on language. His work on the language of Shakespeare includes Pronouncing Shakespeare (CUP, 2005), Think on my Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Languages (CUP, 2008), and, with Ben Crystal, Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002), The Shakespeare Misce...
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Title:The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean PronunciationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668426

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AbbreviationsPart I: IntroductionAn artistic-scientific endeavourThe scope of this dictionaryEntry structureThe nature of the evidenceUsing original pronunciationThe history of OP studiesThe modern OP movementTranscriptionReferencesNotesPart II: The Dictionary