Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit

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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.

"He has not so much brain as ear wax" ...

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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.

"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? Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 of the bard's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy reference.

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Published by MainSail Press, 944 Northwest 9th Court, Miami, FL 33136. A fun collection of the bard's well-turned barbs, arranged by play, with short sections providing insults for particular occasions and a handy listing for abusive name-calling. 5x7.75" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780517885390
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 362,975
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2000

    Funny as ANYTHING

    As I am always around people who don't use common insults, or I'm around children, I and i don't want to say things like that, this book is will always be VERY usefull! It's interesting to watch my friends reactions when i burst out (after something heavy lands on my foot) o thee vile demons that can do such stupid things, they have more ear wax then brains

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