The Language of Shakespeare's Plays

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Psychology Press, 2005 - 190 pages
First published in 1952.

This volume explores the function of verse in drama and the developing way in which Shakespeare controlled the rhetorical and decorative elements of speech for the dramatic purpose.

The Language of Shakespeare's Plays explores the plays chronologically and so covers all the outstanding problems of Shakespearian language in a way that makes reference easy, without any loss of a continuing narrative.

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Contents

Loves Labours Lost I
1
FROM WORDS TO ACTION AND FROM WORDS
17
Henry VI Parts I II
31
A MidsummerNights Dream
45
Romeo and Juliet
53
Henry IV Part I and Part II
62
The Merry Wives
76
Hamlet
91
Measure for Measure Alls Well That Ends Well
107
Othello and Macbeth
123
King Lear
146
Julius Caesar Antony
160
Cymbeline The Winters Tale The Tempest
176
INDEX
189

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Bifor Evans

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