Shakespeare and the Arts of Language (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)

Valutazione media 4,31
( su 26 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780198711711: Shakespeare and the Arts of Language (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)

Written in a lucid, non-technical style, the book starts with the story of how the English language changed throughout the sixteenth century. Subsequent chapters define Shakespeare's main artistic tools and illustrate their poetic and theatrical contributions: Renaissance rhetoric, imagery and metaphor, blank verse, prose speech, and wordplay. The conclusion surveys Shakespeare's multiple and often conflicting ideas about language, encompassing both his enthusiasm at what words can do for us and his suspicion of what words can do to us.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Russ McDonald is at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Review:


"Shakespeare and the Arts of Language has its own challenges: how to write about Shakespeare's language in ways that don't seem either pedestrian or pretentious? McDonald's keen ear and shrewd eye for the specificity of wordplay, for the social relations embedded in spoken language, for figure and meter, for the power of prose, and indeed for the limits of language in the physical forms of theater are, however, more than up to the challenge."--Studies in English Literature 1500-1900


"Makes a difficult subject enlivening and thought-provoking. [McDonald] achieves the difficult task of making linguistic dissection seem meaningful to undergraduates...excellent."-Renaissance Quarterly


"In Oxford University Press's excellent series on Shakespeare Topics, Michael Taylor in Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century and Russ McDonald in Shakespeare and the Arts of Language offer admirable scholarship presented with welcome readability. This series ought to be in every library."--Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance


"The book is not only a solid and thorough treatment of its subject; it is often imaginative and original. The style is perspicuous, and the arrangement and treatment of Shakespeare's mastery of language are sensible and effective.... If someone wishes to require supplemental reading of a Shakespeare class, this would be time and twenty dollars well spent."--Ben Jonson Journal


"This book is a helpful guide to Shakespeare's language, pitched at students and the general public rather than scholars (but offering wonderful footnotes for the scholar-teachers using it with their classes).... A thorough, insightful, informed book."--Sixteenth Century Journal


Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Russ McDonald
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Oxford Shakespeare Topics provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Notes and a critical guide to further reading equip the interested reader with the means to broaden research. For the modern reader or playgoer, English as Shakespeare used it can seem alien and puzzling: vocabulary and grammar are in transition, pronouns and verb-forms can seem unfamiliar. Moreover, the conventions of poetic drama may also pose an impediment. Shakespeare and the Arts of Language provides a clear and helpful guide to the linguistic and rhetorical dimensions of the plays and poems. Written in a lucid, non-technical style, the book starts with the story of how the English language changed throughout the sixteenth century. Subsequent chapters define Shakespeare s main artistic tools and illustrate their poetic and theatrical contributions: Renaissance rhetoric, imagery and metaphor, blank verse, prose speech, and wordplay. The conclusion surveys Shakespeare s multiple and often conflicting ideas about language, encompassing both his enthusiasm at what words can do for us and his suspicion of what words can do to us. Throughout, Russ McDonald helps his readers to appreciate a play s concerns and theatrical effects by thinking about its language in relation to other writings of the period. He also emphasizes pleasure in the physical properties of Shakespeare s words: their colour, weight, and texture, the appeal of verbal patterns, and the irresistible power of intensified language. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,76
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Russ McDonald
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Oxford Shakespeare Topics provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Notes and a critical guide to further reading equip the interested reader with the means to broaden research. For the modern reader or playgoer, English as Shakespeare used it can seem alien and puzzling: vocabulary and grammar are in transition, pronouns and verb-forms can seem unfamiliar. Moreover, the conventions of poetic drama may also pose an impediment. Shakespeare and the Arts of Language provides a clear and helpful guide to the linguistic and rhetorical dimensions of the plays and poems. Written in a lucid, non-technical style, the book starts with the story of how the English language changed throughout the sixteenth century. Subsequent chapters define Shakespeare s main artistic tools and illustrate their poetic and theatrical contributions: Renaissance rhetoric, imagery and metaphor, blank verse, prose speech, and wordplay. The conclusion surveys Shakespeare s multiple and often conflicting ideas about language, encompassing both his enthusiasm at what words can do for us and his suspicion of what words can do to us. Throughout, Russ McDonald helps his readers to appreciate a play s concerns and theatrical effects by thinking about its language in relation to other writings of the period. He also emphasizes pleasure in the physical properties of Shakespeare s words: their colour, weight, and texture, the appeal of verbal patterns, and the irresistible power of intensified language. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,82
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Russ McDonald
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801987117110000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Russ McDonald
Editore: OUP Oxford 2001-02-01, Oxford (2001)
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford 2001-02-01, Oxford, 2001. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,36
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Russ McDonald
Editore: OUP Oxford 2001-02-01 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford 2001-02-01, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00555190

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,62
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Russ McDonald
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0198711719. Codice libro della libreria ST0198711719

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,19
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Russ McDonald
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Shakespeare and the Arts of Language, Russ McDonald, Oxford Shakespeare Topics provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Notes and a critical guide to further reading equip the interested reader with the means to broaden research. For the modern reader or playgoer, English as Shakespeare used it can seem alien and puzzling: vocabulary and grammar are in transition, pronouns and verb-forms can seem unfamiliar. Moreover, the conventions of poetic drama may also pose an impediment. Shakespeare and the Arts of Language provides a clear and helpful guide to the linguistic and rhetorical dimensions of the plays and poems. Written in a lucid, non-technical style, the book starts with the story of how the English language changed throughout the sixteenth century. Subsequent chapters define Shakespeare's main artistic tools and illustrate their poetic and theatrical contributions: Renaissance rhetoric, imagery and metaphor, blank verse, prose speech, and wordplay. The conclusion surveys Shakespeare's multiple and often conflicting ideas about language, encompassing both his enthusiasm at what words can do for us and his suspicion of what words can do to us. Throughout, Russ McDonald helps his readers to appreciate a play's concerns and theatrical effects by thinking about its language in relation to other writings of the period. He also emphasizes pleasure in the physical properties of Shakespeare's words: their colour, weight, and texture, the appeal of verbal patterns, and the irresistible power of intensified language. Codice libro della libreria B9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,78
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

McDonald, Russ
Editore: Oxford University Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Condizione libro: New. 2001. Paperback. 'Oxford Shakespeare Topics' (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. It offers practical help with linguistic and poetic obstacles. Series: Oxford Shakespeare Topics. Num Pages: 222 pages, 3 halftones. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 2AB; DSBD; DSC; DSGS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 203 x 136 x 13. Weight in Grams: 254. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,04
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

McDonald, Russ
Editore: OUP Oxford (2001)
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2001. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria GB-9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,30
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,07
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

McDonald, Russ
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198711719 ISBN 13: 9780198711711
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. 2001. Paperback. 'Oxford Shakespeare Topics' (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. It offers practical help with linguistic and poetic obstacles. Series: Oxford Shakespeare Topics. Num Pages: 222 pages, 3 halftones. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 2AB; DSBD; DSC; DSGS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 203 x 136 x 13. Weight in Grams: 254. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780198711711

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro