Can you use a copy of Randal Robinson's Unlocking Shakespeare's Language?
Why yes, I can? I simply go to the index and begin there.
Yes, but in order to do so, you would need to move a large and easily annoyed cat.
Great, Pam, maybe I'll take the cat shopping!
What would I use it for?
It's a workbook on how to read Shakespeare more effectively. I thought it might come in handy in your classes.
If not, don't worry- it can keep sitting on my textbook shelf. (usually between the Riverside Shakespeare and Essential of Managerial Finance)
Which one of those two has the origin of the Capulet-Montague feud in it?
And how exactly did the bite the thumb insult originate, while you are in there. Or, flicking the thumbnail against the teeth, whichever.
The footnote (in Riverside) just tells us 'considered as an act of insult or defiance. '
However, The Field Guide to Gestures, [www.npr.org], says:
"Thumb Bite: Considered by experts to be the Elizabethan equivalent of the finger gesture, the thumb bite is a gravely insulting gesture."
Author: JohnnySansCulo (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: 10-09-04 19:30
more on hand gestures...don't be making these now in my direction !
(from another thread in case you missed it)
I do still need to take Literary Interpretations which is a lot of Shakespeare from what I've hard. It sounds like it could be very helpful...and the Lord knows I need all the help I can get in about 9 more months!!!!
email me at taliareed (at) hotmail.com for your address and I will send you a SASE.