Download Free Shakespeare's Books PDF by Stuart Gillespie Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's Books contains nearly 200 entries covering the full range of literature Shakespeare was acquainted with, including classical, historical, religious and contemporary works. The dictionary covers works whose importance to Shakespeare has emerged more clearly in recent years due to new research, as well as explaining current thinking on long-recognized sources such as Plutarch, Ovid, Holinshed, Ariosto and Montaigne. Entries for all major sources include surveys of the writer's place in Shakespeare's time, detailed discussion of their relation to his work, and full bibliography. These are enhanced by sample passages from early modern England writers, together with reproductions of pages from the original texts. Now available in paperback with a new preface bringing the book up to date, this is an invaluable reference tool.
Download Free Shakespeare and the Environment: A Dictionary PDF by Sophie Chiari Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While our physical surroundings fashion our identities, we, in turn, fashion the natural elements in which or with which we live. This complex interaction between the human and the non-human already resonated in Shakespeare's plays and poems. As details of the early modern supra- and infra-celestial landscape feature in his works, this dictionary brings to the fore Shakespeare's responsiveness to and acute perception of his 'environment' and it covers the most significant uses of words related to this concept. In doing so, it also examines the epistemological changes that were taking place at the turn of the 17th century in a society which increasingly tried to master nature and its elements. For this reason, the intersections between the natural and the supernatural receive special emphasis. All in all, this dictionary offers a wide variety of resources that takes stock of the 'green criticism' that recently emerged in Shakespeare studies and provides a clear and complete overview of the idea, imagery and language of environment in the canon.
Download Free A Dictionary of Shakespeare PDF by Stanley Wells Full Book and published by Oxford Quick Reference. This book was released on 2005 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gathers entries about Shakepeare's life and plays, and actors, operas, and organizations associated with his work
Download Free Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary PDF by Alexander Schmidt Full Book and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1971-01-01 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides definitions and locations of every word Shakespeare used in his writings. Also includes exact quotations from some of Shakespeare's most famous works.
Download Free Shakespeare's Medical Language: A Dictionary PDF by Sujata Iyengar Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Physicians, readers and scholars have long been fascinated by Shakespeare's medical language and the presence of healers, wise women and surgeons in his work. This dictionary includes entries about ailments, medical concepts, cures and, taking into account recent critical work on the early modern body, bodily functions, parts, and pathologies in Shakespeare. Shakespeare's Medical Language will provide a comprehensive guide for those needing to understand specific references in the plays, in particular, archaic diagnoses or therapies ('choleric', 'tub-fast') and words that have changed their meanings ('phlegmatic', 'urinal'); those who want to learn more about early modern medical concepts ('elements', 'humors'); and those who might have questions about the embodied experience of living in Shakespeare's England. Entries reveal what terms and concepts might mean in the context of Shakespeare's plays, and the significance that a particular disease, body part or function has in individual plays and the Shakespearean corpus at large.
Download Free Shakespeare and London: A Dictionary PDF by Sarah Dustagheer Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and London: A Dictionary is a topographical reference book of all the London locations, allusions and colloquial terms mentioned in Shakespeare's complete works. For many years critics have argued that Shakespeare did not engage with the city in which he lived, however London's topography and life is present in all his work, in its language, its locations and its characters. This dictionary offers a concise and fascinating insight into the city's impact on the Shakespearean imagination and provides readers with a wide-ranging guide to early modern London, its contemporary meanings and the ways in which Shakespeare employs these throughout the canon.
Download Free A Dictionary of Shakespeare PDF by Stanley W. Wells Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Frankie Rubinstein
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 1989-12-11
ISBN : 1349204528
Pages : 372 pages
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Download Free A Dictionary of Shakespeare’s Sexual Puns and Their Significance PDF by Frankie Rubinstein Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 1989-12-11 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: '...Rubinstein is far from innocent and comes to our aid with a lot of learning...and is quite right to urge that not to appreciate the sexiness of Shakespeare's language impoverishes our own understanding of him. For one thing, it was a strong element in his appeal to Elizabethans, who were much less woolly-mouthed and smooth-tongued than we are. For another, it has constituted a salty preservative for his work, among those who can appreciate it...an enlightening book.' A.L.Rowse, The Standard.
Author : David Crystal
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2016-03-24
ISBN : 0191645435
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Free The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation PDF by David Crystal Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-24 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronunication (OP), enabling practitioners to deal with any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and the accompanying website hosts sound files as a further aid to pronunciation. It also includes the main sources of evidence in the texts, notably all spelling variants (along with a frequency count for each variant) and all rhymes (including those occurring elsewhere in the canon, such as the Sonnets and long poems). An extensive introduction provides a full account of the aims, evidence, history, and current use of OP in relation to Shakespeare productions, as well as indicating the wider use of OP in relation to other Elizabethan and Jacobean writers, composers from the period, the King James Bible, and those involved in reconstructing heritage centres. It will be an invaluable resource for producers, directors, actors, and others wishing to mount a Shakespeare production or present Shakespeare's poetry in original pronunciation, as well as for students and academics in the fields of literary criticism and Shakespeare studies more generally.
Download Free Shakespeare's Legal Language PDF by B. J. Sokol Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2004-12-15 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This encyclopedia-style dictionary explores early modern social life, legal thought, and the interactions within Shakespearean drama.
Author : Gordon Williams
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Date : 2001-09-13
ISBN : 0485113937
Pages : 560 pages
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Download Free A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature PDF by Gordon Williams Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2001-09-13 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an alphabetical listing of sexual language and locution in 16th and 17th-century English, this book draws especially on the more immediate literary modes: the theatre, broadside ballads, newsbooks and pamphlets. The aim is to assist the reader of Shakespearean and Stuart literature to identify metaphors and elucidate meanings; and more broadly, to chart, through illustrative quotation, shifting and recurrent linguistic patterns. Linguistic habit is closely bound up with the ideas and assumptions of a period, and the figurative language of sexuality across this period is highly illuminating of socio-cultural change as well as linguistic development. Thus the entries offer as much to those concerned with social history and the history of ideas as to the reader of Shakespeare or Dryden.
Download Free Dictionary of Shakespeare PDF by Louise McConnell Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2000 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Shakespeare is generally acknowledged to be the greatest writer in the English language. This new dictionary includes more than 1,500 entries that cover: his theatre and stagecraft; Elizabethan history and society; all of Shakespeare's plays and poems; his main characters; and terms used in critical reviews. Each of the encyclopedic entries provides a clear explanation of the term, its origins, relevance and use. Dictionary of Shakespeare has been carefully written in a non-technical way to insure that all levels of student and researcher will find the entries clear and uncomplicated. The entries help explain the terms used in Shakespeare's texts and in their execution and so provides the historical context required to give the reader a full background of the term. This sets the dictionary apart from others on the same subject that concentrate either on single plays or on the biographies of his characters. A supplement includes a map of the theatres in Elizabethan London; a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times; a chronological list of Shakespeare's plays; a chronology of English Kings and Queens from 1327-1603; a list of public playhouses; and a bibliography.
Download Free Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language PDF by Mireille Ravassat Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download Free The Shakespeare Name and Place Dictionary PDF by J. Madison Davis Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 1995 with total page 533 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entries provide the likely sources for a name; describe historical and mythological backgrounds; examine Shakespeare's presentation of a character or place; and suggest various interpretations of a name. Each entry contains line citations to William Shakespeare: The Complete Works, edited by Wells and Taylor, Oxford University Press (1986).
Download Free Shakespeare and Science PDF by Katherine Walker Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the recent turn to science studies and interdisciplinary research in Shakespearean scholarship, Shakespeare and Science: A Dictionary, provides a pedagogical resource for students and scholars. In charting Shakespeare's engagement with natural philosophical discourse, this edition shapes the future of Shakespearean scholarship and pedagogy significantly, appealing to students entering the field and current scholars in interdisciplinary research on the topic alongside the non-professional reader seeking to understand Shakespeare's language and early modern scientific practices. Shakespeare's works respond to early modern culture's rapidly burgeoning interest in how new astronomical theories, understandings of motion and change, and the cataloging of objects, vegetation, and animals in the natural world could provide new knowledge. To cite a famous example, Hamlet's letter to Ophelia plays with the differences between the Ptolemaic and Copernican notions of the earth's movement: “Doubt that the sun doth move” may either be, in the Ptolemaic view, an earnest plea or, in the Copernican system, a purposeful equivocation. The Dictionary contextualizes such moments and scientific terms that Shakespeare employs, creatively and critically, throughout his poetry and drama. The focus is on Shakespeare's multiform uses of language, rendering accessible to students of Shakespeare such terms as “firmament,” “planetary influence,” and “retrograde.”
Download Free Shakespeare's Non-Standard English PDF by Norman Blake Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-08-22 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. However, the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style. This aspect of his work has been largely disregarded apart from his bawdy language. This dictionary includes all types of non-standard and informal language and lists all examples found in Shakespeare's works. These include dialect forms, colloquial forms, non-standard and variant forms, fashionable words and puns. >
Download Free A Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations ... PDF by William Shakespeare Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1849 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: