New Reference Book: Shakespeare’s Language

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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

Shakespeare’s Language

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

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