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Speak it in Welsh : Wales and the Welsh language in Shakespeare

Author: Megan S Lloyd
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Speak It in Welsh": Wales and the Welsh Language in Shakespeare examines the marginalized Welsh voice in Shakespeare's plays and seeks to understand why Shakespeare may have included Wales and the Welsh in his plays as he reacts to, reflects on, and contributes to the formation of early modern Britain."--Jacket.
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Lloyd, Megan S., 1963-
Speak it in Welsh.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608323343
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Megan S Lloyd
ISBN: 9780739117606 0739117602
OCLC Number: 123391111
Description: xv, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 "To Speak Welsh": Nonsense and Subversion in Henry IV, Part I 1 --
2 "The Lady Speaks in Welsh": Lady Mortimer and Tudor Policy in Shakespeare's I Henry IV 21 --
3 "I cannot speak your England": Language, Britishness, and Shakespeare's Henriad 47 --
4 Acquiesce or Eat My Leek: Approaches to Assimilation in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V 71 --
5 Location, Location, Location: Wales in Cymbeline 103 --
6 Welsh "Noise" and Communicating Couples: Playing Welsh Language and Culture on Stage 129 --
7 "Here the Lady Sings a Welsh Song": Shakespeare's Welsh Language in Performance 159 --
Appendix A The Welsh Language and the Welsh Character on Stage 173.
Responsibility: Megan S. Lloyd.
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From the quarrelling captains in "Henry V", to the linguistically challenged lovers in "I Henry IV", to the monoglot vocalist Lady Mortimer, to the proud Sir Hugh Evans, Shakespeare offers Welsh  Read more...

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The place of Wales in Shakespeare, and the place of Shakespeare in Wales, extends far beyond the setting of Cymbeline and the character of Glendower. Megan Lloyd, like Fluellen, offers a Welsh Read more...

 
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