Reading Shakespeare’s Language

Sculpture of Shakespeare:  Study for statue for David Garrick's

Reading Shakespeare’s Language

Based on your reading of the article above, compose a response to this question:


  1. What are some of the suggestions that the essay makes to help a reader “unbreak the code” of Elizabethan poetic drama?
  2. Identify three or four suggestions and explain how they may be useful for a new reader of Shakespeare.


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