How do you pronounce "zounds, Milan, housewife and hundreds of other words in Shakespeare's plays? In this ingenious book, Dale Coye has provided a guide to each significant word, line-by line, scene-by-scene, in twenty of Shakespeare's most popular plays. More than" "a simple pronouncing dictionary, Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words" pays attention to scansion, displays alternative pronunciations in different centuries and geographical areas, and provides a simple pronunciation guide requiring no knowledge of lexicographic symbols. Now available in an affordable paperback edition, "Pronouncing Shakespeare's Plays" will become a vade mecum (pronounced VAH-day MAY-cum) for actors, students, and general readers of Shakespeare.
'This is still the only collection of established scholarly opinion on pronunciation ... This work will greatly benefit students and professors of Shakespearean literature and drama and is recommended for academic libraries supporting these departments' Library Journal 'It is unusual for a completely new reference tool to come along, but here is one - it is going to be invaluable for literature collections.' Reference Reviews 'This is an authoritative resource that will undoubtedly be extremely useful to actors, students, teachers and general readers of Shakespeare. Recommended for academic, public and high-school libraries.' Reference Books Bulletin