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A Shakespeare Glossary
A justly famous aid to the study of Shakespeare, this glossary--originally compiled by C.T. Onions, an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary--clarifies those words in Shakespeare whose senses or connotations may be unfamiliar to the modern reader, paying special attention to dialect forms, idioms, and colloquial phrases. Original in its explanations and illuminating in i ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 15th 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Jun 25, 2009 Redsteve rated it it was ok
Very dry. Too much is focused on explaining jokes/references in the Bard's plays rather than Elizabethan language. Ah, well, Caveat Emptor. On the other hand, it's good enough for what it is.