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Shakespeare's Words

Shakespeare's Words

A Glossary and Language Companion

  • Author: Ben Crystal,David Crystal
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141941529
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 680
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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.

Shakespeare's Modern Collaborators

Shakespeare's Modern Collaborators

  • Author: Lukas Erne
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441110755
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 144
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Recent work in Shakespeare studies has brought to the forefront a variety of ways in which the collaborative nature of Shakespearean drama can be investigated: collaborative performance (Shakespeare and his fellow actors); collaborative writing (Shakespeare and his co-authors); collaborative textual production (Shakespeare and his transcribers and printers). What this leaves unaccounted for is the form of collaboration that affects more than any other our modern reading experience of Shakespeare's plays: what we read as Shakespeare now always comes to us in the form of a collaborative enterprise - and is decisively shaped by the nature of the collaboration - between Shakespeare and his modern editors. Contrary to much recent criticism, this book suggests that modern textual mediators have a positive rather than negative role: they are not simply 'pimps of discourse' or cultural tyrants whose oppressive interventions we need to 'unedit' but collaborators who can decisively shape and enable our response to Shakespeare's plays. Erne argues that any reader of Shakespeare, scholar, student, or general reader, approaches Shakespeare through modern editions that have an endlessly complicated and fascinating relationship to what Shakespeare may actually have intended and written, that modern editors determine what that relationship is, and that it is generally a very good thing that they do so.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

  • Author: Michael Dobson,Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson,Professor Emeritus University of Birmingham and Chairman Stanley Wells,Teaching Fellow in English Literature Will Sharpe,Lecturer and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute Erin Sullivan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198708734
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  • Page: 608
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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

English Author Dictionaries (the XVIth – the XXIst cc.)

English Author Dictionaries (the XVIth – the XXIst cc.)

  • Author: Olga Karpova
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443828211
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 270
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This book is devoted to the description of typical trends in development, formation and the present state of English Author Lexicography, the roots of which go back to concordances to the Bible and glossaries of the complete works of Chaucer (xvi c.). Part I, “Linguistic Dictionaries to English Writers,” presents lexicographic analysis of old and new concordances, indices, glossaries and lexicons of famous English writers with special reference to Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare, and Dickens. It presents a modern scene of author glossaries for unfamiliar words, terms and other groups of writers’ vocabulary (e.g. Shakespeare’s insults and his erotic language). The reader is offered a detailed review of author concordances, glossaries and lexicons on the Internet, along with criticism of printed dictionaries. Part II, “Encyclopedic Reference Works to English Writers,” deals with English author encyclopedic reference books, i.e. encyclopedias, guides and companions; dictionaries of characters and place names; quotations and proverbs, and Internet encyclopedic resources. The book also provides a comprehensive list of references on author lexicography and an Index of Dictionaries to the English Writers (xvi–xxi cc.), including 300 titles of linguistic and encyclopedic dictionaries, which is a reliable user guide in the world of English author lexicography.

Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare

Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare

  • Author: Beatrix Busse
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027293139
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 525
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This study investigates the functions, meanings, and varieties of forms of address in Shakespeare’s dramatic work. New categories of Shakespearean vocatives are developed and the grammar of vocatives is investigated in, above, and below the clause, following morpho-syntactic, semantic, lexicographical, pragmatic, social and contextual criteria. Going beyond the conventional paradigm of power and solidarity and with recourse to Shakespearean drama as both text and performance, the study sees vocatives as foregrounded experiential, interpersonal and textual markers. Shakespeare’s vocatives construe, both quantitatively and qualitatively, habitus and identity. They illustrate relationships or messages. They reflect Early Modern, Shakespearean, and intra- or inter-textual contexts. Theoretically and methodologically, the study is interdisciplinary. It draws on approaches from (historical) pragmatics, stylistics, Hallidayean grammar, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, socio-historical linguistics, sociology, and theatre semiotics. This study contributes, thus, not only to Shakespeare studies, but also to literary linguistics and literary criticism.

Literary Research and the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period

Literary Research and the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period

Strategies and Sources

  • Author: Jennifer Bowers,Peggy Keeran
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810874282
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 398
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This guide provides the best practices and reference resources, both print and electronic, that can be used in conducting research on literature of the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period. This volume seeks to address specific research characteristics integral to studying the period, including a more inclusive canon and the predominance of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and the Low Countries

Shakespeare and the Low Countries

  • Author: Douglas A. Brooks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780773460058
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 465
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Illustrates how the Low Countries came to be represented, obliquely or explicitly, in the drama of the Elizabethans and Jacobeans.

Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language

Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language

Transdisciplinary Approaches

  • Author: Mireille Ravassat,Jonathan Culpeper
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441184279
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 288
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This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.

Indiana English

Indiana English

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

  • Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference books
  • Page: N.A
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.