[KINDLE] ❄ The Shakespeare Miscellany ❧ David Crystal – Stevemiddleton.info
In The Best Tradition Of Sound Bites And Pithily Entertaining Witticism, The Authors Gather Together Essential Facts And Fascinating Insights About William Shakespeare Probably The Most Famous Writer Of All Time And The World In Which He Lived And Worked. For Bardophiles like me, absolutely delightful For the rest, a mixture of anecdotes and facts about Shakespeare at every level from the types of verse used by Shakespeare, his use of thou and you or the word that appears the most in his This book was jam packed with interesting information related to Shakespeare and his plays It s not really a book you can sit down to read cover to cover because your head would be spinning from information overload I sort of used it a Somewhat less interesting than I had hoped Be warned that this is miscellany about Shakespeare, and not about his texts exclusively as I would have preferred There is a lot of dithering about on the subject of his siblings, home life, movements across the UK, school years etc Howe A melange of all things Shakespearelife, plays, poems, acting, theaters, etc Included is a sizeable index to relocat entries such as False Friends These are words defined in modern sense usage followed by obsolete sense with examples from various works One entry A Booksale purchase, and mighty expensive and P150 And a delight to read It made me miss my reading group, whom I read Hamlet and Julius Caesar with Some of the trivia here I already knew, thanks to that group This may just be the book that jumps Starting to prepare for a course in the history of the English language that I will be teaching next year and began with this book It has provided me with a good base to start learning about Shakespeare language next. A wonderful feast of facts and gobbets. The whole family has been enjoying this collection of facts and observations as bathroom reading for months now I think that I alone have been utilizing the sewn in bookmark to read it all the way through One of my favorite entries regards The Original Shakespeare Company, which endeavors to recreate the performance conditions of Shak Good resource.