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A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Sexual Puns and Their Significance - Frankie Rubinstein

A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Sexual Puns and Their Significance

Paperback Published: 11th December 1989
ISBN: 9780333488669
Number Of Pages: 372

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The purpose of this dictionary is to identify the hundreds of still unnoted puns, to indicate their enrichment of Shakespeare's plays, to reawaken the reader to the value of reading and hearing Shakespeare word by word, giving full weight to each one and asking why the line was thus written. The new words in the supplement deal more exclusively with the Sonnets and include more references to similar puns that were made by Shakespeare's contemporaries, as well as by the classical writers with whose works he was familiar. The puns are discussed in their contexts to stress the point that they are intrinsic, not accessory to Shakespeare's thought processes and (un)consciously influence the choice of subsequent words.

ISBN: 9780333488669
ISBN-10: 0333488660
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 11th December 1989
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised