Dictionary of Shakespeare's Semantic Wordplay

Author: West, Gilian
Year:1998
Pages:248
ISBN:0-7734-8495-7
978-0-7734-8495-5
Price:179.95
Demonstrates that Shakespeare uses semantic puns as a device of style, like metre or imagery, for various dramatic purposes and to a far greater extent than has been recognised, in tragedy as in comedy. It persuades the reader to examine the contribution punning makes to the pleasure and emotional effect of the plays.