Presents several hundred of the most famous lines and original words from Shakespeare's canon, complete with background notes, explanations and literary anecdotes. It provides historical details which clarify famous phrases, it features extensive lists of worlds coined by Shakespeare such as 'foppish', 'courtship' and 'puppydog' as well as phrases wrongly attributed to him.
Brimming with word lore, word origins and many unusual and startling derivations, BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE! is an entertaining guide and invaluable source of trivia for word buffs and fans of the Bard alike.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 08 / 1998
- 124 x 199mm