Brush Up Your Shakespeare! by Michael Macrone

By Michael Macrone

The San Francisco Chronicle referred to as this exciting and informative advisor to the Bard's most renowned and quotable expressions "delightful...a gem." From "salad days" to "strange bedfellows," the amazing legacy of William Shakespeare lives on in our daily vocabulary. every one access comprises the unique which means of the note or expression, the play or poem during which it seems that, which personality spoke it, and the way it's used this day. Cross-referenced for simple use; black-and-white line drawings through Tom Lulevitch.

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OTHELLO Act 3, scene 3, 427-431 Othello—the brave, romantic, and somewhat credulous Moor of Venice—has fallen under the evil spell of his ensign Iago. Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

If one liked, he might also have eaten you "out of house and harbor" or "out of doors," but the Bard seems to have originated the current phrase. The formula "out of house and home" itself dates from about the thirteenth century. It's never been clear whether "home" is being distinguished from "house" or whether the phrase is just a piece of poetry. As we have adopted Quickly's phrasing, however, we mean something like "He has consumed not only my provisions, but furthermore my domestic comfort.

I will read it. How much unlike art thou to Portia! How much unlike my hopes and my deservings! "Who chooseth me shall have as much as he deserves"! Did I deserve no more than a fool's head? Is that my prize? Are my deserts no better? PORTIA: To offend and judge are distinct offices, And of opposed natures. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Act 2, scene 9, 54-62 The beautiful, wealthy, and orphaned Portia has attracted the attention of a number of noble bachelors. But according to her father's will, she can give her hand in marriage only to the suitor who chooses the one of three caskets which contains a small picture of the lady herself.

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