Shakespeare's Bawdy

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Taylor & Francis, May 18, 2001 - Literary Collections - 240 pages
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This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense, with full explanations and cross-references.

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User Review  - jshillingford - LibraryThing

A great resource! Shakespeare wrote for the people, and they were a rowdy bunch. His plays are filled with dirty kones, obscene remarks and more - you jsut have to understand the context. That's where ... Read full review

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Naughty bits. Read full review

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Eric Partridge (1884-1979) was the author of some three dozen books, mainly on the aspects of the English language. Stanley Wells is an eminent Shakespearean scholar and the general editor of Oxford Shakespeare.

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