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Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion Paperback – 1 Apr 2004

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  • Paperback: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (1 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140291172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140291179
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 4 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A resource for students, scholars and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood or unknown to a modern audience. Plot summaries for all Shakespeare's plays are included as well as notes on specific areas of his language.

About the Author

David Crystal is one of the most authoritative commentators on the English language, and amongst many other things a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. He lives in Anglesey, Wales. Ben Crystal, David's son, is an actor and lives in London (NW1). Stanley Wells, who has written the preface, is General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare and Associate Editor of the New Penguin Shakespeare series.


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