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Shakespeare and Language - Catherine M. S. Alexander

Shakespeare and Language

Hardcover Published: 18th October 2004
ISBN: 9780521831390
Number Of Pages: 304

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Shakespeare and language is an area of study that here includes style, speech, sound and sex. As the foremost Shakespeare publication, Shakespeare Survey has been well placed to reflect trends and developments in academic approaches to Shakespeare and to language and this collection of essays considers the characteristics, excitement and unique qualities of Shakespeare's language, the relationship between language and event, and the social, theatrical and literary function of language. A new introduction, by Jonathan Hope, explicates the differences between Shakespeare's language and our own, provides a theoretical and contextual framework for the pieces that follow, and makes transparent an aspect of Shakespeare's craft (and the critical response to it) that has frequently been opaque.

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'... excellent ... Shakespeare and Language challenges the ways in which the modern reader approaches the visual, oral and aural qualities of Elizabethan language.' Times Literary Supplement

Shakespeare and Language: an introduction
Shakespeare's language and the language of Shakespeare's time
The foundations of Elizabethan language Muriel
Shakespeare's talking animals
Some functions of Shakespearian word-formation
Shakespeare and the tune of the time
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: the places of invention
Shakespeare's thematic modes of speech: Richard II to Henry V
Hamlet and the power of words
The art of the comic duologue in three plays by
Hamlet's Ear
'Voice potential': language and symbolic capital in Othello
The aesthetics of mutilation in Titus Andronicus
'Time for such a word': verbal echoing in Macbeth
Household words: Macbeth and the failure of spectacle
Late Shakespeare: style and the sexes
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ISBN: 9780521831390
ISBN-10: 0521831393
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 18th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6