A Dictionary of Shakespeare’s Sexual Puns and Their Significance

  • Authors
  • Frankie Rubinstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 317-372

About this book


'...Rubinstein is far from innocent and comes to our aid with a lot of learning...and is quite right to urge that not to appreciate the sexiness of Shakespeare's language impoverishes our own understanding of him. For one thing, it was a strong element in his appeal to Elizabethans, who were much less woolly-mouthed and smooth-tongued than we are. For another, it has constituted a salty preservative for his work, among those who can appreciate it...an enlightening book.' A.L.Rowse, The Standard.


language understanding William Shakespeare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-20452-6
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-48866-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20452-6
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