Educational Resources for Teachers


Innes, Paul. Class and Society in Shakespeare: a Dictionary. Continuum, 2007.


This online text is free to view and provides an extensive list of historical and cultural terms utilized through the works of Shakespeare. For students interested in examining the language through its Elizabethan influences, this resource provides in-depth descriptions and contexts for outdated terminology of everyday society, roles, titles, objects, conduct, and other aspects of language and life in Shakespeare’s time. If the footnotes are not adequate to satisfy student curiosity towards the former meaning or contextualized meaning behind old language, then this text may provide them a more rounded perspective on the usage and history of that term.


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