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Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary

Author: Alan C Dessen
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dessen investigates what a playgoer actually saw on stage at the first performance of, for example, Hamlet or Macbeth.

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Dessen, Alan C., 1935-
Recovering Shakespeare's theatrical vocabulary.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94016507
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Dessen
ISBN: 9780511627460 0511627467
OCLC Number: 708567296
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 283 pages)
Contents: Preface; Note on texts and old spelling; 1. The problem, the evidence, and the language barrier; 2. Lost in translation; 3. Interpreting without a dictionary; 4. Juxtapositions; 5. Theatrical italics; 6. Sick chairs and sick thrones; 7. Much virtue in as; 8. The vocabulary of 'place'; 9. 'Romeo opens the tomb'; 10. Vanish and vanishing; Conclusion: so what?; Notes; Plays and editions cited; Index.
Responsibility: Alan C. Dessen.

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