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Shakespeare's Words is for people who love Shakespeare, or who love language, or both.David Crystal, one of the world's leading experts on the English language, and his actor son, Ben, have created an immensely practical and enlightening guide to understanding Shakespeare's language for readers, audiences, students, directors and actors.
They have collected over 14,000 words that can cause difficulty or be ambiguous tot he modern reader. Each word is glossed and illustrated by at least one quotation. The book includes succinct precis of the plays, lists of dramatis personne and a unique diagrammatic circle for each play demonstrating the interaction of characters and their allegiances. With panels on intriguing areas such as archaisms, greetings, farewells and swear words, Shakespeare's Words will greatly enrich every reader's understanding and appreciation of the plays.
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Authors: David Crystal & Ben Crystal
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