Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

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Gramercy Books, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 235 pages
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The San Francisco Chronicle called this entertaining and informative guide to the Bard's most famous and quotable expressions "delightful...a gem." From "salad days" to "strange bedfellows," the remarkable legacy of William Shakespeare lives on in our everyday vocabulary. Each entry includes the original meaning of the word or expression, the play or poem in which it appears, which character spoke it, and how it is used today. Cross-referenced for easy use; black-and-white line drawings by Tom Lulevitch.

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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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HOUSEHOLD WORDS
60
A Lean and Hungry Look
71
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

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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