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Shakespeare's words : a glossary and language companion

Author: David Crystal; Ben Crystal
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2002. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is for people who love Shakespeare, or love language, or both. David Crystal, one of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, with his actor son, Ben, 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. They have included every word which presents the reader with difficulty arising out of the differences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crystal, David, 1941-
Shakespeare's words.
London ; New York : Penguin, 2002
(OCoLC)657299831
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal; Ben Crystal
ISBN: 0141007370 9780141007373 0140291172 9780140291179
OCLC Number: 49240029
Description: xxviii, 650 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Shakespearian Circles, Synopses, and Dramatis Personae --
Text Chronology --
List of Characters' Names.
Responsibility: David Crystal, Ben Crystal ; with a preface by Stanley Wells.
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This work helps to decipher Shakespeare's words and phrases, especially those frequently misunderstood by, or incomprehensible to, the modern reader.  Read more...

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