Brush up your Shakespeare!

Brush up your Shakespeare!

Book - 1994
Average Rating:
Rate this:

A Lively Compendium of Shakespeare's Wisest and Wittiest Words

From the doomed Othello, who first assumed a "foregone conclusion," to the impetuous Mercutio, who went off on the first "wild-goose chase," here are several hundred of the most famous lines and newly minted words from Shakespeare's canon. Each phrase is presented with background notes, explnations, and literary anecdotes that set it in its original context. With a new filmography of the finest Shakespeare movies, Brush Up Your Shakeapeare! is an accessible and entertaining guide for Bard aficionados and amateurs alike.

Did You Know?

The gargantuan Sir Falstaff was the first unwelcome guest to eat his hostess "out of house and home" Juliet thought that parting from her Young Romeo was "such sweet sorrow" Macbeth believed himself to be "a sorry sight" It was Rosalind who desired "too much of a good thing" Lady Macbeth realized that "what's done is done"
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1994, c1990
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
ISBN: 9780062720184
Characteristics: xvii, 235 p. : ill. ; 19 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DPL

To Top