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Shakespeare and language

This collection considers the characteristics, excitement and unique qualities of Shakespeare's language, the relationship between language and event, and the social, theatrical and literary functions of language. A new introduction, by Jonathan Hope, explicates the differences between Shakespeare's language and our own
eBook, English, 2004
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 2004
1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Editor's note; CHAPTER 1 Shakespeare and language: an introduction; CHAPTER 2 Shakespeare's language and the language of Shakespeare's time; CHAPTER 3 The foundations of Elizabethan language; CHAPTER 4 Shakespeare's talking animals; CHAPTER 5 Some functions of Shakespearian word-formation; CHAPTER 6 Shakespeare and the tune of the time; CHAPTER 7 Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: the places of invention; CHAPTER 8 Shakespeare's thematic modes of speech: Richard II to Henry V; CHAPTER 9 Hamlet and the power of words
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