Shakespeare and Language
Catherine M. S. Alexander (Editor)
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DescriptionThis collection of essays considers the characteristics and unique qualities of Shakespeare's language, as well as 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, providing an appropriate theoretical and contextual framework.
Cambridge University Press
September 30, 2004
6.0 X 8.98 X 0.74 inches | 1.07 pounds
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About the Author
Catherine M. S. Alexander is an Honorary Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and has also worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the International Shakespeare Association, and the University of Cambridge. The editor of Shakespeare and Sexuality, Shakespeare and Race, Shakespeare and Language, Shakespeare and Politics, the three-volume Cambridge Shakespeare Library and The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays (all Cambridge University Press), Catherine also lectures on Shakespeare around the world.
'... excellent ... Shakespeare and Language challenges the ways in which the modern reader approaches the visual, oral and aural qualities of Elizabethan language.' The Times Literary Supplement