By David Crystal
This dictionary is the 1st complete description of Shakespearean unique pronuniciation (OP), permitting practitioners to accommodate any queries in regards to the pronunciation of person phrases. It contains all of the phrases within the First Folio, transcribed utilizing IPA, and the accompanying web site hosts sound documents to extra relief pronunciation. it's also the most assets of proof within the texts, particularly all spelling editions (along with a frequency count number for every variation) and all rhymes (including these happening in other places within the canon, resembling the Sonnets and lengthy poems). an in depth advent offers a whole account of the goals, facts, historical past, and present use of OP in terms of Shakespeare productions, in addition to indicating the broader use of OP with regards to different Elizabethan and Jacobean writers, composers from the interval, the King James Bible, and people fascinated with reconstructing history facilities. it is going to be a useful source for manufacturers, administrators, actors, and others wishing to mount a Shakespeare construction or current Shakespeare's poetry in unique pronunciation, in addition to for college students and lecturers within the fields of literary feedback and Shakespeare experiences extra generally.