Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary 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 ha

  • Title: Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
  • Author: David Crystal Ben Crystal
  • ISBN: 9780192737502
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 theatreThe 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 humors, swearing, and stage directions, and full color illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armor 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 better 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.

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    1. This dictionary has over 4000 Shakespearean words, which are clearly defined and also shown in context, with sentences taken from the twelve most studied and performed of Shakespeare’s plays. As well as being useful if you are studying Shakespeare, there is also a pronunciation guide and warning notes if the words have changed meaning. In fact, this is much more than a dictionary; as well as explaining, and defining, the words used in Shakespeare’s plays, this book helps put the vocabulary o [...]

    2. I like to convince myself that I am a fan of Shakespeare. I've read Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hamlet, and The Tempest. I've seen plays, seen movies, have kid-friendly Shakespeare books, and even have a DVD Catholic Course on Shakespeare. In reality, I don't understand as much of The Bard as I would like to. When I do read his works, some of the phrases confuse me and unless there are footnotes explaining what confuses me, I am stumped! Luckily, Oxford University Press knows there [...]

    3. Crystal, B. & Crystal, D. (2015). Oxford illustrated Shakespeare dictionary. Oxford Paperback. Citation by: Elizabeth HarperType of Reference: Dictionary Call Number: 822.33Content/ Scope: With over 4000 words examined, this dictionary takes an in-depth look into Shakespearean language from across hos plays and poems. In addition, some sections of the book inspect various themes and the language that he used within them. With grammar, as well as French and Latin roots included, this resource [...]

    4. tal, D Crystal, B & Bellamy, K. (2015). Oxford illustrated Shakespeare dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Citation by Stephanie RathgeberType of Reference: DictionaryCall Number: 019Content/Scope: A illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know.Accuracy/Authority/Bias: A reputable publisher with Oxford. Positive refrence on Booklist.Arrangement/Presentation: Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most stu [...]

    5. This dictionary is so fantastic I can't stop raving about it! Clear, concise information (but all the information you could need), all with references and examples from the main Shakespeare plays. The colours and illustrations are beautiful, and there are extra pages at the back, about music etc from the time, all stunning.The book is a great size too, very usable and not at all bulky. Very highly recommended to all Shakespeare fans/readers. Perfect to regularly refer to.

    6. A gorgeously illustrated book from David Crystal, so its scholarly pedigree is perfect. This is a good addition to a young Shakespeare lover's bookshelf and also for teachers and really anyone in 'the seven ages of man.'

    7. This is such a great reference book for anyone wanting to better understand Shakespeare's words. It's not just a dictionary as it gives context and has beautiful illustrations.

    8. A great dictionary. Words are explained in context which will help you to undrestand Shakepseare better, especially if English isn't your native language.

    9. Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Reference Sources Award.For a complete list of winners, please visit ala/rusa/awards/outsta.

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