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?
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The author of It's Greek to Me and By Jove! takes readers on a lively tour through Shakespeare's most famous and quotable words and phrases, presenting several hundred of the Bard's lines, complete with background information, explanations, and literary anecdotes that set the phrases in their original contexts. 40 line drawings.About the Author:
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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