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What I’m Reading…Brush up Your Shakespeare by Michael Macrone

January 16th, 2014

Brush up Your Shakespeare by Michael Macrone

Delve into the wealth of words and sayings that Shakespeare brought to the English language for the first time. You might be surprised at the original meaning of many phrases we now take for granted.

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The San Francisco Chronicle called this entertaining and informative guide to the Bard’s most famous and quotable expressions “delightful…a gem.” From “salad days” to “strange bedfellows,” the remarkable legacy of William Shakespeare lives on in our everyday vocabulary. Each entry includes the original meaning of the word or expression, the play or poem in which it appears, which character spoke it, and how it is used today. Cross-referenced for easy use; black-and-white line drawings by Tom Lulevitch.

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