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Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words : A Guide from A to Zounds - Dale F. Coye

Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words

A Guide from A to Zounds

By: Dale F. Coye (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9781579580810
Number Of Pages: 724

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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

Preface
Pronunciation Key
Abbreviations
Introduction
A Pronouncing Guide to the Plays and Poems
The Plays
The Poems
Common Words with More than One Standard Pronunciation in Today's English
Common Archaic Forms in Shakespeare
The Vowel Systems of North American and British English
Special Notes on Selected Words, Word Endings, and Prefixes
References
Index of Words
Subject Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781579580810
ISBN-10: 1579580815
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 724
Published: 1st August 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.21
Edition Number: 1