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Download The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations (Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations (Paper)) eBook
ISBN:
0174436467
Author:
Jane Armstrong
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare (May 2000)
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396 pages
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The present compilation contains 3000 quotations, both well-known and lesser-known, from Shakespeare's plays and poems.

The present compilation contains 3000 quotations, both well-known and lesser-known, from Shakespeare's plays and poems. The quotations vary in length from short sentences such as "For he was great of heart," through to longer passages such as Hamlet's soliloquy, "To be or not to be," which can run to almost a page or more. Speaker, addressee, and act/scene/line references are keyed to the Arden Shakespeare series, and some are followed by brief annotations which help clarify the context. The book is rounded out with a 4-page Life of Shakespeare; a 12-page Glossary; an extensive 45-page Keyword Index; and an Index of References to Plays.

In this enjoyable addition to the renowned Arden Shakespeare series, approximately 3000 quotations, both familiar and little-known, are drawn from throughout Shakespeare's work, both plays and poems

Cengage Learning EMEA, 1999 M10 14 - 408 pages. In this enjoyable addition to the renowned Arden Shakespeare series, approximately 3000 quotations, both familiar and little-known, are drawn from throughout Shakespeare's work, both plays and poems. Quotations are selected for their intrinsic interest and organised by topic, as being both user-friendly and stimulating for the casual reader, with speaker and play reference, and with some annotation to give a context to the quotation.

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Bibliographic information. The Arden Dictionary Of Shakespeare Quotations Arden Shakespeare dictionary series.

Bibliographic information. 1408143763, 9781408143766.

The Arden Dictionary of. hakespeare Quotations vfymtfÇnxâa %r-âa. A dictionary of Shakespeare hovers somewhere in an alternative world of quoted or quotable Shakespeare: alongside a collection of the proverbial wisdom which Shakespeare uses so frequently; Hamlet, almost entirely 'quotation'; and the innumerable references made by later authors in their book titles, their chapter headings and their prose (the works of P. G. Wodehouse are practically a dictionary in themselves).

There have been three distinct series of the Arden Shakespeare over the past century, with the third series expected to be completed in 2020.

With its modest price and carefully constructed indexes, The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations is the place to 'brush up your Shakespeare. Publication Date: July 17, 2014.

The Dictionary is easy to dip into by word or theme (love, greed, disease, war etc) or by play, and the indexes allow readers to track .

The Dictionary is easy to dip into by word or theme (love, greed, disease, war etc) or by play, and the indexes allow readers to track down a half-remembered quote easily. An ideal companion for all students, teachers or performers of Shakespeare, this Dictionary is a useful and entertaining reference work. Bu kitaba önizleme yap . Kullanıcılar ne diyor? - Eleştiri yazın. Her zamanki yerlerde hiçbir eleştiri bulamadık.

Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on the Bard's works, this dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages.

Part of the ARDEN SHAKESPEARE series, a thematically arranged collection of some 3,000 quotations, both familiar and less well-known, drawn from Shakespeare's works.
  • ALAN
This book is well-designed with a pretty cover and readable typeface. Unfortunately, that is the greater part of its charms. What could have been a stellar source for Shakespeare's greatest words organized by topic is in practice a poorly edited collection, more literal than literary. For example, under "Flowers & Plants," the editor has included this famous line: "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May" (Sonnet 18.3). Obviously, the imagery is floral, but without more of the sonnet or an annotation, the book is not effective. This is a consistent problem throughout.

With that said, this book is the only one of its kind in print as far as I can tell. It will at least point you in the right direction for reference or inspiration. If you are industrious, you could try to get a hold of A Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare (eds. Margaret Miner and Hugh Rawson) which allegedly has "information on context, Elizabethan language, Shakespeare's sources, and historical illusions" while still being organized by subject.
  • Granijurus
Beautiful book. My Mom loved it.
  • Cel
A great book with many terrific quotes from Shakespeare.
  • Cala
Profoundly enlightening. A n insight into the masters mind without the academic destruction so many literary texts deliver.
  • Nalaylewe
THE ARDEN DICTIONARY OF SHAKESPEARE QUOTATIONS. Compiled by Jane Armstrong. 396 pp. London : Thomson Learning, 2000 (1999).
The present compilation contains 3000 quotations, both well-known and lesser-known, from Shakespeare's plays and poems. The quotations vary in length from short sentences such as "For he was great of heart," through to longer passages such as Hamlet's soliloquy, "To be or not to be," which can run to almost a page or more. Most quotations, however, are quite short, and many consist only of "a strikingly expressed thought or resonant phrase" such as "Do you smell a fault?"
Speaker, addressee, and act/scene/line references are keyed to the Arden Shakespeare series, and some are followed by brief annotations which help clarify the context. The book is rounded out with a 4-page Life of Shakespeare; a 12-page Glossary; an extensive 45-page Keyword Index; and an Index of References to Plays.
In her Preface, Editor Jane Armstrong writes that, as in "the 'commonplace books' in which Shakespeare's contemporaries recorded memorable extracts from their reading," her book has been organized by topic - e.g., ABSENCE, DESIRES, GUILT, HASTE, LOVE - since she feels that this "often clearly reveals the concentration round a subject in a particular play; and ... sometimes shows ideas recurring through Shakespeare's work, either in similar form or in a progression from the more straightforwardly expressed to the increasingly complex and embedded" (pp. xi-xii).
The book, in other words, has been designed to serve a twofold purpose - primarily as a commonplace book or compilation of themes, and only secondarily as a dictionary - and because it contains only 3000 quotations readers are occasionally not going to find what they may be looking for.
I was surprised, for example, to discover that a key line from 'Titus Andronicus' - "When will this fearful slumber have an end?" - has not been included. In fact, SLUMBER doesn't even appear as a topic, since the single line containing it has been subsumed under SLEEP. I was also, until I carefully read Armstrong's Preface, surpised to find that, although there are twenty "heart" quotations, HEART itself does not appear as a topic.
To locate the line "For he was great of heart," which has been included under the topic NOBILITY, you will have to search the Keyword Index. In other words, if you are searching for a particular line you should FIRST CHECK THE KEYWORD INDEX, since the book has not been arranged as a dictionary of words but as a commonplace book of topics or themes, and a more accurate (and less misleading) title for it would have been 'The Arden Commonplace Book of Shakespeare Quotations' or 'The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare's Themes.'
A truly complete 'dictionary' that would perfectly satisfy all readers and in which we would all find all of our favorite passages and lines could of course only take the form of a rearrangement of Shakespeare's complete works, something clearly impracticable in a handy-sized book of just 396 pages.
Within its limits, and given its aims, I've found that in use the Arden compilation is an interesting book that does a fairly good job on the whole. Many of my favorite lines are there, though others aren't, but in compensation I've been guided to interesting new lines and have enjoyed exploring certain themes. The main frustration I've encountered is that many passages seem too truncated, and I would have liked to have seen more of the poetic context. But this of course would have meant a much larger book.
The book is bound in a decorative glossy wrapper, stitched, well-printed on good thin paper, and is quite a handsome production. As a small 8vo in size (8 by 5 inches) it's not too big, has a nice look and feel to it, and is easy to consult and read. Although it isn't perfect (what is?), I'd say it's a useful (though occasionally frustrating) reference that will also provide interesting browsing material for the Shakespeare enthusiast.
In sum, this is a book with many attractive features, but don't expect to find everything you look for in it : only a Complete Shakespeare or perhaps something like the Schmidt Lexicon could provide that. And to avoid the possibility of confusion, don't forget to read Jane Armstrong's Preface, in which she makes it perfectly clear that this book is _not_ primarily a dictionary of words. It's intended to be something more interesting!
  • Fenius
The price is right for this well-indexed, well-organized reference. It boasts 3,000 entries and all are in a logical context. The print is adequately sized and the margins are wide. There are no annotations, which would have been helpful.
My problem with the book is the selection of quotes. Many famous quotes do not appear, and some very obscure ones do. It could be the authors wanted to stay off the beaten track, and draw attention to the less familiar. The result is quotes you don't particularly want to quote. It seems as if a computerized word-search was done, and this was the outcome.
Surprisingly, there are not too many Shakespearian Quotation Dictionaries available. If you wish to have such a reference, you will not find many alternatives. I would give Arden's a lukewarm recommendation in that it could fulfill a need, and there are not many choices.
  • The_NiGGa
I have been quite the Shakespeare-phile ever since high school and have always wanted to find an accurate summary of quotes. You would think there would be more available but this book is arranged well based on topic/subject, making obtaining the right quote for the right situation possible. While this was given to me as a gift from my wife and daughter, I think the price is excellent for a book of this breadth and depth. Highly recommended.
This book is well-organized, nicely printed with the headings in large bold letters. This makes finding a quote under a specific topic easy. I am using it for my college Shakespeare class. BUY THIS BOOK over any of the others.