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Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
by David Crystal
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.60

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Credit to Shakespeare, 3 Jan 2007
An incredibly informative and user-friendly guide, not just to the language of Shakespeare, but to the English Language as a whole in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Not only does the glossary explain specific words of difficulty it also encorporates the many different ways that Shakespeare, (and many of his contemporaries) used grammar. Crystal includes a short summary of 39 of Shakespeare's plays, and detailed diagrams show the different social networks of the characters in each.

David Crystal has excelled himself yet again, creating a reference for a wide audience; as this like many of his books is written and set out in a style which is both user-friendly and academic.

Definatly worth the money and the time to read. This is a book that you will go back to again and again!
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Macbeth/Romeo And Juliet - Shakespeare Uncovered [DVD]
Macbeth/Romeo And Juliet - Shakespeare Uncovered [DVD]
Dvd ~ Liam Dale

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction to Shakespeare, 3 Jan 2007
With no other reveiws to decide whether to buy 'Shakespeare Uncovered' or not, it was an uneducated buy. However for a basic introduction to shakespeare and some of the plays it is ideal. Aimed it seems at GCSE English students and teachers, however still useful for the person of general interest.

The narration is sometimes patronising and can be quite dull. Also, be careful of the incredibly biased opinions encorporated throughout, especially the portrayal of Anne Hathaway.


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