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By Frankie Rubinstein

ISBN-10: 0333488652

ISBN-13: 9780333488652

ISBN-10: 0333488660

ISBN-13: 9780333488669

ISBN-10: 1349204528

ISBN-13: 9781349204526

'...Rubinstein is much from blameless and is derived to our reduction with loads of learning...and is kind of correct to induce that to not enjoy the sexiness of Shakespeare's language impoverishes our personal knowing of him. For something, it was once a robust aspect in his entice Elizabethans, who have been less woolly-mouthed and smooth-tongued than we're. for one more, it has constituted a salty preservative for his paintings, between those that can get pleasure from it...an enlightening book.' A.L.Rowse, The Standard

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Anal puns denigrate the sturdy (only here in Sh; prob. a pun on this- turdy rebel, who sits in a 'chair of state' or a stool (OED; W; see STATE), which also means a seat for evacuating the bowels. There he is backed and aspires. Clifford responds that he durst not sit, that they will assail him, will asseler or go to stool and evacuate the turd, remove him from the royal seat. 219. Rosaline 'will not stay the siege of loving terms,/Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes,/ Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold'.

73, Mistress Quickly: 'I had myself twenty angels given me this morning; but I defy all angels ... they could never get her so much as sip on a cup with the proudest of them all'. Gold angels are offered by ingles 'smelling so sweetly, all musk'; but Mrs Ford won't sip a cup (sign of GANYMEDE, cup-bearer and boy lover of Zeus) with these effeminates. 79). 200: Prince. 0, my sweet beef, I must still be good angel to thee: the money is paid back again. Falstaff 0, I do not like that paying back; 'tis a double labour.

Barber Whore. Barber's chair: prostitute (F&H). Barbiera: she-barber, strumpet (F). The barber treated YD. ii: 'my right precious pandress, supportress of barber-surgeons'. V: 'barbers cure botches and burnes'; carted bawds employ his 'bason'. See Introduction, p. xii. 17: 'It is like a barber's chair that fits all buttocks'. ' Bottom is a TENDER ass, hairy ABOUT (Fr a bout, at the end) the FACE (arse/ ass), for he is wearing an ass's head. Barbiglione: hairs or roughness about the pubes (F). V.

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