Title: Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
Author: David & Ben Crystal
Essential guidance for students and playgoers around the world
A unique dictionary to unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare's world, words, and language, compiled by renowned English language expert David Crystal and Shakespearean actor and producer Ben Crystal
- Over 4000 Shakespearean words clearly explained with examples from the twelve most studied and performed plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Notes giving insights into Shakespeare's use of language, his society, and theatrical performances
- Panels covering the language and conventions used in a wide range of fascinating topics including money, insults, and swearing
- Full-colour illustrations of the Elizabethan's brights cosmos, sharp and vicious weapons, fashions of the day, musical instruments, and maps of the lands and place names!
This is the most up-to-date and accessible language reference tool which will boost your understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays.