For the Love of Shakespeare

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Trafford Publishing, May 25, 2011 - Education - 124 pages
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Chances are good that you’ve used one of the following expressions in your everyday conversations: “Eaten me out of house and home,” “Give the devil his due,” “Done to death,” or “The green-eyed monster.” But did you know William Shakespeare authored each of these phrases, along with many other English phrases in common use? For the Love of Shakespeare celebrates these and other common sayings that appear in our daily conversations and correctly attributes them to their true author, William Shakespeare. K. B. Chandra Raj showcases these expressions, now over 400 years old, in their original plays and poems to explain how they have changed in meaning and context. In addition, Chandra Raj studies the influence of Shakespeare’s words and their remarkable staying power. His thoughtful commentary reveals how the originality and pure genius of Shakespeare’s works have led them not only to enter the public lexicon, but also to continue to be performed on screen and stage. Full of the beautiful language of Shakespeare, For the Love of Shakespeare celebrates the English playwright’s incredible talent, and definitively shows how his works transcend time. Lovers of Shakespeare rejoice: All’s well that ends well!
 

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Contents

Why Shakespeare?
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You may ask What qualifies youto comment on Shakespeare?
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What will you find within the covers?
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Familiar Expressions
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From Shakespeares plays
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From Shakespeares poems
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Familiar Expressions in Context
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The Quintessential Shakespeare
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SHORT BITES FROM SHAKESPEARE
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Shakespeare His women and I
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The power of Shakespeares words
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