Laurie Maguire's Shakespeare's Names (Oxford Shakespeare Topics (Hardcover)) PDF

By Laurie Maguire

ISBN-10: 0199219974

ISBN-13: 9780199219971

How do names connect themselves to specific items and other people and does this connection suggest whatever? this can be a query which matches way back to Plato and will nonetheless be obvious in modern society with books of Names to offer Your Baby or Reader's Digest columns of apt names and professions. For the Renaissance the vexed query of naming was once a subset of the bigger yet both vexed topic of language: is language arbitrary and traditional (it is just an agreed label for a pre-existing entity) or is it inspired (it creates the entity which it names)? Shakespeare's Names is a publication for language-lovers. Laurie Maguire's witty and discovered learn examines names, their origins, cultural attitudes to them, and naming practices throughout centuries and continents, exploring what it potential for Shakespeare's characters to endure the names they do. She ways her topic via shut research of the institutions and use of names in more than a few Shakespeare performs, and in a number performances. the focal point is Shakespeare, and specifically six key performs: Romeo and Juliet; Comedy of Errors; The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; All's good that Ends Well; and Troilus and Cressida. however the publication additionally indicates what Shakespeare inherited and the place the subject built after him. hence the dialogue comprises fantasy, the Bible, Greek literature, mental research, literary concept, social anthropology, etymology, baptismal tendencies, puns, diversified cultures' and classes' social perform as regards the bestowing and reading of names, and English literature within the 16th, 17th, eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries; the reader also will locate fabric from modern journalism, movie, and cartoons.

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