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ACTER Homepage; Shakespeare's Vocabulary
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0231.  Wednesday, 20 March 1996.

(1)     From:   Cynthia Dessen <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Mar 1996 06:10:41 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   ACTER Homepage

(2)     From:   Dom Saliani <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Mar 1996 13:01:30 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Shakespeare's Vocabulary


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From:           Cynthia Dessen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Mar 1996 06:10:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        ACTER Homepage

ACTER has a homepage at the following address: http://www.und.edu/depts/acter
Those of you attending the ISA April 7-14 in Los Angeles might be interested to
read about the actors and the production, which will be at 8 p.m. in the
Biltmore Bowl at the hotel on Monday, April 8th. The actors will also do a
performance workshop on Tuesday and Gareth Armstrong will do his one-man show,
Hand in Hand to Hell (Richard III and Macbeth) at 4 on Tuesday. We also have
pictures of the production and the actors. SAA members will receive our new
brochure before the conference, and I look forward to meeting you at the ACTER
table in the exhibition area, where our new video will be showing. Reservations
for the 1997-98 tours will begin on May lst, but there may be a few openings
left for 1996-97 (Much Ado and Romeo and Juliet). ACTER will also be performing
in the L.A. area for the two weeks preceding the ISA, at Mount St. Mary's
College and Santa Monica College; contact me for information on performance
times.

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From:           Dom Saliani <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Mar 1996 13:01:30 -0700 (MST)
Subject:        Shakespeare's Vocabulary

Please help!

Once and for all I would like to settle in my mind what Shakespeare's
vocabulary and contributions to the English language were.

I have run across a number of conflicting opinions on the matter. Shakespeare's
vocabulary is given as anything from 17,000 words to 26,000 words.

As to the number of words Shakespeare has been credited as being the first
user, the numbers range from 1,700 to 9,000.

Can anyone shed some light on the matter? Any good references I can consult on
the issue?

Dom Saliani
Calgary, Alberta
 

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