Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

Book - 2015
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The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Henry V. Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times and the performance of his plays. Further support is provided by language panels on select topics like the humours, swearing, and stage directions, and full-colour illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armour to music and recreation. The dictionary is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled contemporary look and feel. It is the perfect support for a full understanding of Shakespeare, created by renowned authors Professor David Crystal and actor Ben Crystal, a father and son team who combine for the first time the academic and the theatre, bringing together language, literature, and lexicography in this unique Shakespeare dictionary of global appeal.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780192737502
Branch Call Number: 822.33 G CRYSTAL
Characteristics: 352 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm


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RDPL_AdultNonFiction Apr 16, 2016

This is a brilliant reference for anyone who wants insight into Shakespeare's words and language. Hundreds of Shakespearean words defined and referenced in his plays. Illustrations and added notes fill the pages, making you want to read this from cover to cover.


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RDPL_AdultNonFiction Apr 16, 2016

"the be-all and the end-all"


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