Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit by Wayne F. HillShakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit by Wayne F. Hill

Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit

byWayne F. Hill, Cynthia J. Ottchen

Paperback | October 3, 1995

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The sharpest stings ever to snap from the tip of an English-speaking tongue are here at hand, ready to be directed at the knaves, villains, and coxcombs of the reader's choice. Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 examples of Shakespeare's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy reference, along with an index of topical scorn appropriate to particular characters and occasions. Line art.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
Title:Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your WitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:October 3, 1995Publisher:Crown/Archetype

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ISBN - 10:0517885395

ISBN - 13:9780517885390


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"He has not so much brain as ear wax" (Troilus and Cressida). What can one say to the croaking ravens, whoreson jacknapes, shallow jesters and dull and muddy-mottled rascals of the world? Just peruse one of Shakespeare's plays and you'll come up with an answer. Culled from 38 plays, Shakespeare's Insults features 5,000 of the bard's glorious invective. Arranged by play in order of appearance, it also includes helpful act and line numbers for easy reference.