Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian
Shakespeare’s Language: A Glossary of Unfamiliar Words in His Plays and Poems by Eugene F. Shewmaker, Facts On File, 2008.
Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 822.3 zSh59
Shewmaker’s second edition opens with a preface, summarizing the study of Shakespearean manuscripts and lexicography. Consult the introduction for a brief overview of the bard’s contributions to English, or use the glossary for definitions and references to the lines in Shakespeare’s plays or poems where each word appears.
HELPFUL FOR: Humanities III, Humanities V, Shakespeare
FUN FOR: thespians, wordsmiths, drama queens/kings