Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0312. Tuesday, 5 April 1994.
Date: Monday, 4 Apr 94 14:21 CST
Subject: Dictionary of Shakespeare's Sexual Puns
Regarding: Frankie Rubinstein's A DICTIONARY OF SHAKESPEARE'S SEXUAL PUNS
AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE (Macmillan, 1989):
(1) It is out of print. Does anyone have or know of a copy that I can
(2) Anyone have any comments on the scholarship?
Rubinstein seems to find many more sexual puns than do the popular annotated
texts, but I don't know if he is over doing it or if everyone else is just a
little shy. Partridge's "Shakespeare's bawdy.." does not quite match
Rubinstein's enthusiam for finding the "quibble" and going out on a limb (so to
Any general words of wisdom on how to approach the less obvious sexual puns in
Shakespeare? (Asside from snickering and poking people with your elbows?)