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The Shakespeare Miscellany

The Shakespeare Miscellany
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: David Crystal, Ben Crystal
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 214
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 0140515550
ISBN-13: 9780140515558

About the Book:

In the best tradition of sound-bites and pithily entertaining witticism, Ben Crystal and David Crystal, the father and son authors of The Shakespeare Miscellany, 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.

This compilation, in the tradition of the Victorian miscellany, gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights into the plays and poems, the man behind them (insofar as this is known), and the context in which he worked. Put together by an actor and a linguist, The Shakespeare Miscellany is quirky, illuminating and endlessly interesting. Topics covered include lost plays, what he would have studied at school, Shakespeare's pronunciation, why the Globe burned down and the difference between a Folio and a Quarto.

About the Author:

David Crystal is a writer and lecturer on the English language, with a worldwide reputation and over 100 books to his name. He is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and in 1995 was awarded the OBE for services to the English language, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2000.

Ben Crystal graduated from Lancaster University and has trained and worked as an actor.

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