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Barber, Charles Laurence

Overview
Works: 66 works in 424 publications in 3 languages and 8,989 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Pastoral drama  History  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Tragedies (Drama)  Fiction  Sources  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Performer, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Charles Laurence Barber
Early modern English by Charles Laurence Barber( )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English language : a historical introduction by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

82 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Language: A Historical Introduction covers the history of the English language from its prehistoric Indo-European origins to the present day. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Charles Barber describes the nature of language and language change, and presents a history of the English language at different periods, dealing with key topics such as grammar, pronunciation and semantics. Where necessary, he introduces and explains the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics. There are also chapters on English in the scientific age, English as a world language and the future of the language. Charles Barber uses dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Addison, to illustrate the state of the English language through time in a range of contexts. This is a fascinating book for anyone with an interest in language
Linguistic change in present-day English by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Renaissance playwrights, Middleton wrote tragedies essentially different from either Marlowe's or Shakespeare's, being wittier than the former and more grittily ironic than the latter. The genre of 'citizen tragedy' came into its own in the eighteenth century, but Middleton can claim to have created it: Bianca, wife of a middling commercial agent, arouses the lust of the Duke of Florence and becomes his mistress, first secretly, then openly and finally, after her husband has been seduced by the scheming Lady Livia and stabbed by Livia's brother, the Duke's wife. Livia plots he
Poetry in English : an introduction by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is poetry? - Metre - Rhyme - Wyatt & Surrey - Blank verse - Metaphor and rhetoric - Lyric and ode - Narrative poetry - Chaucer ; Ballads - Love poetry - Religious poetry - Pastoral poetry - War poetry
The story of speech and language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the crude beginnings of human speech, the author traces the rise of language families, then focuses full attention on the English language
A chaste maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for the adult players at the open-air Swan theatre in 1613,this master-piece of Jacobean city comedy signals its ironic nature even in the title: chaste maids, like most other goods and people in London's busiest commercial area, are likely to be fake. Money is more important than either happiness or honour; and the most coveted commodities to be bought with it are sex and social prestige. Middleton interweaves the fortunes of four families, who either seek to marry their children off as profitably as possible, to stop having any more for fear of poverty, or to acquire some in order to keep their property in the family. Most prosperous is the husband who pimps his wife to a rich knight and lets him support the household with his alimony. Like many early modern critics of London's enormous growth, this play warned: the city is a monster that lives off the money the country produces
A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reconsidered text based on collation of all known copies of the 1608 quarto supplemented with textual analysis and critical discussion
The idea of honour in the English drama, 1591-1700 by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

48 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of honour's tongue : a study of social attitudes in the English drama from Shakespeare to Dryden by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flux of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to English syntax and philology( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare : Richard III : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and background - Summary and critical commentary - Themes and issues - Critical reception - Shakespeare's theatre
The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare "As you like it" by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare, 'Henry V' : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful Duke, and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Lord Jaques and the jester Touchstone) are living
 
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The English language : a historical introduction
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The English language : a historical introductionPoetry in English : an introductionRichard II by William ShakespeareThe story of languageWilliam Shakespeare "As you like it"William Shakespeare, 'Henry V' : notesAs you like it
Alternative Names
Barber, C. L.

Barber, C. L. 1935-2000

Barber, C. L. (Charles Laurence)

Barber Charles

Barber, Charles 1935-2000

Barber, Charles (Charles Laurence)

Barber, Charles L.

Barber, Charles L. 1935-2000

Barber, Charles Laurence

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