Shakespeare's Insults

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Shakespeare's Insults

Educating Your Wit

By Wayne Hill; Cynthia J. Ottchen; William Shakespeare

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780517885390, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 1995

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.