Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

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Harper & Row, 1990 - English language - 235 pages
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A selection of the most famous lines and words from Shakespeare, complete with background notes, explanations, and literary anecdotes that set the phrases in their original context, to show whether Shakespeare was adapting a well known phrase or creating a new one.

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User Review  - J. Alfred - Goodreads

A volume of the most familiar borrowings and the earliest known examples of phrases which can be traced to the Bard, with explanatory notes and a fun style, this is one I'd advocate grabbing if you happen to see it in a used bookstore. Read full review

Contents

THE QUOTABLE AND THE NOTABLE
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List of iBustrations
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Breathe Life into a Stone
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Copyright

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Michael Macrone is the author of nine entertain-ing guides to literary and intellectual history. His specialties include the Shakespeare canon, classical writings, mythology, the Bible, and great ideas. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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