Shakespeare and Language
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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Shakespeares language and the language of Shakespeares time
The foundations of Elizabethan language
Shakespeares talking animals
Some functions of Shakespearian wordformation
Shakespeare and the tune of the time
the places of invention
Hamlet and the power of words
The art of the comic duologue in three plays by Shakespeare
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