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Publication Date: 2 Apr 2015
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13)
An illustrated dictionary to the language used in Shakespeare's plays.
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 studies 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 bright cosmos, sharp and vicious weapons, fashions of the day, musical instruments, and maps of the lands and place names!
NOTE: Information Book Award Shortlist 2016 (Age 12+)
How to use this dictionary
Swords and daggers
Alarums and excursions
Terms of Address