Author: Barry Kraft
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Put dullards and miscreants in their place with more than 150,000 handy mix-and-match insults in the bard's own words. This entertaining insult generator and flip book collects hundreds of words from Shakespeare's most pointed barbs and allows readers to combine them in creative and hilariously stinging ways. From "apish bald-pated abomination" to "cuckoldly dull-brained blockhead" to "obscene rump-fed hornbeast," each insult can be chosen at random or customized to fit any situation that calls for a literary smackdown. Featuring an informative introduction on Shakespearean wit, and notes on which terms were coined or only used once by the author in his work, this delightful book will sharpen the tongue of Shakespeare fans and insult aficionados without much further ado.
Author: Wayne F. Hill, Cynthia J. Ottchen
Publisher: Crown Archetype
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.
Author: Sarah Royal, Jillian Hofer
Publisher: Running Press Adult
A Shakespearean insult generator that creates tart-tongued and totally humorous bawdy combinations and clever comebacks. Some occasions call for foul language, but why resort to the common F-word? If you must be offensive, hearken back to the Elizabethan days for more salacious and outrageous word choices. Impress your friends with your mastery of lewd iambic pentameter and vanquish your enemies with the power of the bard. After all, a toad-spotted maggot by any other name would be as pestilent . . . Mix and match to come up with your own raucous rebuffs, including: Thou Foul-Reeking Lily-Livered Codpiece! Thou Ruttish Rump-Fed Pignut! Thou Beslubbering Cockeyed Canker-blossom! Thou Churlish Dull-Eyed Hag And more!
Author: Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Why are certain words used as insults in Shakespeare's world and what do these words do and say? Shakespeare's plays abound with insults which are more often merely cited than thoroughly studied, quotation prevailing over exploration. The purpose of this richly detailed dictionary is to go beyond the surface of these words and to analyse why and how words become insults in Shakespeare's world. It's an invaluable resource and reference guide for anyone grappling with the complexities and rewards of Shakespeare's inventive use of language in the realm of insult and verbal sparring.
Author: Michael Denomme
When it comes to quoting Shakespeare, all too many people feel that it is an art that they could not possibly practice themselves. Furthermore, says the common wisdom, besides the use of a few famous quotations that virtually everyone has heard, it is certainly not realistic to think that Shakespeare's words, written over four hundred years ago, can have any practical relevance to modern life? It is precisely this so-called common wisdom that the author of this book is determined to dispel. Dispensing generous helpings of humor at every turn, and utilizing over a 150 real life scenarios, this is a playful book that is tailor-made for readers who want an unstuffy, unpretentious way of enjoying Shakespeare's extraordinary words and imagery. All of the typical scenarios of modern life are here - from working for an odious boss to vacationing in an island paradise, from romancing till dawn to picking up after the kids. But rather than having toaddress this myriad of life situations with the same trite expressions that everyone else employs, the reader is given a treasure-trove of Shakespearean quotations along with their "everyday English" translations to make his or her commentary sparkle with wit and vibrancy. The book concludes with a modern scenario tour de force entitled "Fifty Ways To Love Your Shakespeare," which leaves the reader thoroughly convinced that Shakespeare can indeed be remarkably and delightfully adaptable to modern times.
Author: D. W. McCann
To VERB, or not to VERB? The answer is inside this Mad Libs! Get to know Shakespeare's most famous sonnets and plays in a whole new way by filling in the blanks of the 21 original stories inside this book.
Author: Patricia Crouch
You'll be saying "oh, snap!" Shakespeare-style as you color 30 of the wittiest and most vivid insults ever uttered in this collection of invectives drawn from the bard's plays. Will's insults are illustrated by an eclectic array of designs, many modeled on early British book illustrations and works of art. Take guilty pleasure as you color in Shakespearean short jokes ("out, you three-inch fool!"), fat jokes ("she is spherical, like a globe"), carpe-diem sex slurs ("your virginity breeds mites, much like cheese"), slut slandering ("my wife is a hobby-horse"), zombie curses ("out, you green-sickness carrion!"), catch-all insults ("thou art a flesh-monger, a fool, and a coward") and much more!
Author: Barry Kraft
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
One in a series of Shakespearean humor books, a wire-bound flip book allows slighted or offended Renaissance men and women to get revenge by assembling Shakespearean vocabulary into humorous insults at the turn of each page.
Author: Brendan P Kelso
Publisher: Playing with Plays
Hamlet like you have never read it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. Designed for 6-20+ actors, kids of all ages, or anyone who wants to enjoy and loosely understand Shakespeare's play. What you will get: Fun 3 melodramatic modifications for group sizes: 6-7+ 8-14+ 11-20+ Actual lines from Shakespeare's play mixed in Creatively funny interpretations of the remaining script A delightfully funny rendition that is easy for ADULTS to understand too A kid who loves Shakespeare This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to be a doorway for your child to love all the classics. Shakespeare is difficult enough in class or watching on stage, let alone trying to teach the stories to children, but as the author's mantra states in the book, "there is no better way to learn than to have fun " Kids who have read this have also eventually purchased Shakespeare's entire works and have completed 'hero' reports on Shakespeare at school. Guaranteed to have you and your kids coming back for more
Author: Megan Jean Sovern
Publisher: Chronicle Books
A free sneak preview of The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern. Download now and enjoy this extended excerpt before the book goes on sale on May 6, 2014. As befits a future President of the United States of America, Maggie Mayfield has decided to write a memoir of the past year of her life. And what a banner year it's been! During this period she's Student of the Month on a regular basis, an official shareholder of Coca-Cola stock, and defending Science Fair champion. Most importantly, though, this is the year Maggie has to pull up her bootstraps (the family motto) and finally learn why her cool-dude dad is in a wheelchair, no matter how scary that is. Author Megan Jean Sovern, herself the daughter of a dad with multiple sclerosis, writes with the funny grace and assured prose of a new literary star. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Author: Mike Barfield
This fabulously fun flipbook allows you to generate 60 million brilliantly beastly insults for all occasions. Wacky, zany, and sometimes plain silly, this book will ensure you'll always have the last word, not to mention the last laugh!Hilarious heckles for silencing sassy siblings Teasing taunts to make best friends snigger Madcap comebacks to confuse mum and dad Playful put-downs for frenemies and enemies
Author: Stuart E. Hample
Publisher: Workman Publishing
A collection of questioning, serious, reverent, and humorous letters which children have written to God.
Author: James Andrews
Trust father of three William Shakespeare for all the advice you need for any parenting dilemma, in this witty and erudite guide—a handy collection of wisdom drawn from his most beloved works, from Hamlet to King Lear to Much Ado About Nothing. With a series of cunningly extracted lines from his best-loved plays and sonnets, hilariously illustrated in a simple, almost child-like style, James Andrews proves once again that Shakespeare—expert on love, death, vanity, ambition, war, deceit, regret—is the font of all wisdom, including raising children. Your thirsty toddler wakes you up at 3 a.m. Shakespeare describes your thoughts perfectly: What cursed foot wanders this way tonight? (Romeo and Juliet) Your child throws a temper tantrum, clinging to your legs. Shakespeare has the perfect response: Vile thing, let loose, or I will shake thee from me like a serpent. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Your son throws a booze party, crashes the car, or commits some other vaguely humiliating infraction or minor illegal act. Shakespeare feels your pain: Good wombs have borne bad sons. (The Tempest) And for your fussy, ungrateful eater? Shakespeare has an answer: I’ll make you feed on berries and on roots, and feed on curds and whey, and suck the goat! (Titus Andronicus) Organized by periods of parenting hell—from the newborn nightmares to the teenage trials—Shakespeare’s Guide to Parenting is the perfect gift book for every literary parent or parent to be. If you want the last word with your children, nothing beats a quote from Shakespeare.
Author: Caroline Bicks, Michelle Ephraim
Two professors mix equal parts booze and Bard to help you through your everyday dramas. It's like having Shakespeare right there in your living room, downing a great drink and putting your crappy day in perspective.