Item description for Arden Shakespeare: Reading Shakespeare's Dramatic Language by Sylvia Adamson, Lynette Hunter, Lynne Magnusson, Ann Thompson & Katie Wales...
This accessible and interdisciplinary volume addresses a fundamental need in current education in language, literature and drama. Many of today's students lack the grammatical and linguistic skills to enable them to study Shakespearean and other Renaissance texts as closely as their courses require. This practical guide will help them to understand and use the structures and strategies of written and dramatic language. Eleven short essays on aspects of literary criticism and performance by an eminent team of contributors are followed by a more detailed exploration of the history of language use, grammar and spelling, plus a glossary of terms offering definitions, contexts and examples. Together these provide an informed and engaging historical understanding of dramatic language in the early modern period.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 14, 2000
ISBN 190343629X ISBN13 9781903436295
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More About Sylvia Adamson, Lynette Hunter, Lynne Magnusson, Ann Thompson & Katie Wales
Sylvia Adamson is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Sheffield and Chair of Renaissance Studies in the School of English.
Sylvia Adamson has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Sheffield.
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Recommended for keen Shakespeareans Mar 25, 2004
This collection of essays by some of Britain's leading Shakespeare scholars provides an overview of some of the distinctive features of Shakespeare's dramatic language. How exactly does Shakespeare make a passage dramatically elevated? What figures of speech does he use? (Be prepared for a formidably long list...) A wide range of subjects is covered, including some material which would be of particular interest to actors of Shakespearean roles. There is a good deal of fairly technical discussion, but it is explained clearly enough to be accessible to the interested non-specialist (such as myself). The essays are not all of equal interest, but no one with a passion for Shakespeare's plays will regret reading this book.