Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion

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A vital resource for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by or are unknown to a modern audience. Displayed panels look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address. Plot summaries are included for all Shakespeare's plays and on the facing page is a unique diagramatic representation of the relationships within each play.

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Suitable for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by modern audience. It features different panels that look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address.

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'The aim is laudable: to highlight the range and multiplicity of meanings and strengthen the reader's intuition for the language' -- The Economist, 14th June 2002

'The editors ... have produced a huge work of user-friendly scholarship ... It works brilliantly' -- The Economist, 14th June 2002

'The list itself is heroic ... If in doubt the editors have gone for more, not less' -- The Economist, 14th June 2002

'There can be no doubt that [the editors] have carried out their work admirably' -- John Goss in The Sunday Telegraph, 9th June 2002

'When foxed and flummoxed, there's nothing for it but this excellent glossary' -- The Economist, 14th June 2002

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