This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense, with full explanations and cross-references.
`Partridge remains the standard introduction on the subject. For those libraries and individuals who do not already have it on their shelves it is good to have this reasonably priced reprint available.' - Reference Reviews
'Most people reading the book will be delighted with Partridge's learned swashbuckling style, grateful for his scholarship, and amused by the plethora of examples he explores.' - Roy Johnson, Mantex