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Shakespeare's Insults
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  • Published: 27 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780091809911
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99
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Shakespeare's Insults

Educating Your Wit


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A collection of over 5, 000 Shakespearian insults designed to supply a witty line for every occasion.

'wonderful. . . humane. . . timely. . . a publishing miracle. . . succeeding purely on merit. . . One savours Shakespeare's superb wit at leisure' THE TIMES. Originally self-published by two American postgraduates, this book has already attracted rave reviews and a place on the bestseller list. Containing a startling array of over 5, 000 insults, it can be used as a reference for students or a font of repartee to be learned and produced when the need arises. Taken from 38 of Shakespeare's plays such as 'Julius Caeser' and 'As You Like It' to the lesser known 'Pericles', the wit ranges from simple name-calling (unspeaking sot, viperous worm and lump of foul deformity) to ready insults for particular occasions: 'She does abuse to our ears' (CATERWAULING) or 'You small grey-coated knat' (THE INSIGNIFICANT). SHAKESPEARE'S INSULTS is the essential guide to every smartest sting.

  • Pub date: 27 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780091809911
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99