By Gilian West
For academics, this instruction manual presents a way of introducing Shakespeare to scholars who're no longer but able to take on a complete play and, even as, makes use of Shakespeare as a resource for figuring out the historical past of language. all of the scenes during this assortment (encompassing romance, conflict, slapstick and horror) is a quick, self sufficient drama, and is through a collection of questions about concerns raised and the language used. The paintings deals feedback for literary and theatrical sensible work.>
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What mistress, slave, hast thou? Your worship's wife, my mistress at the Phoenix; DROMIO OF E. She that doth fast till you come home to dinner, And pr£ys that you will hie you home to dinner. ANTIPHOLUS OF s. What, wilt thou flout me thus unto my face, Being forbid? There, talce you that, sir knave. [head [head [coins [Beats him] DROMIO OF E. What mean you, sir? For God's sake hold your hdnds! Nay, an you will not, sir, I'll take my heels. ] ANTIPHOLUS OF s. Upon my life, by some device or other The villain is o'er-r£ught of all my money.
Set on towards London. Cousin, is it so? Yea, my good lord. Then I must not say no. [Flourish. Exeunt] [from Richard II, Act III, Scene iii] NOTE *The French word for 'kiss' is baiser. Arrangement © Gilian West 1995. Multiple copies may be made by the purchasing institution or individual only. 35 Richard and Bolingbroke Questions 1. What does Shakespeare gain by setting this scene on the castle walls? 2. What is it in the language of Richard's first speech that makes him sound so regal there? 3.
I cannot tell vat is dat. No, Kate? I will tell thee in French, which I am sure will hang upon my tongue like a new-married wife about her husband's neck, hardly to be shook off. Quand j'ai la possession de France, et quand vous avez la possession de moi - let me see, what then? Saint Denis be my speed! done votre est France et vous "etes mienne. It is as easy for me, Kate, to conquer the kingdom as to speak so much more French: I shall never move thee in French, unless it be to laugh at me. Sauf votre honneur, le Frangais que vous parlez, il est meilleur que VAnglais lequel je parle.