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Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion

Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion

David Crystal, Ben Crystal

ISBN: 9780140291179

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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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 usedEasy-to-read diagrams that represent the relationships between the characters and places for each playA conventional plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae for all the plays

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