Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas

By Caroline Bicks, Michelle Ephraim

In Shakespeare, no longer Stirred, professors combine equivalent components booze and Bard that can assist you via your daily dramas. it truly is like having Shakespeare correct there on your lounge, downing an exceptional drink and placing your crappy day in point of view. So get out your cocktail shaker and lend him your ears.
every one unique cocktail and hors d'oeuvre recipe connects Shakespeare's characters to life's day-by-day predicaments:

   * Drown your sorrows after a office betrayal with Othello's Green-Eyed Monster
   * Distract your self from family drama with Kate's Shrew-driver or Cleopatra's Flings in a Blanket
   * Recapture your formative years with Puck's Magic 'Shrooms
   * Mark a romantic get together with Beatrice and Benedick's a lot Ado approximately Frothing 
that includes vintage photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library (hilariously doctored to add a few hard-partying Shakespearean protagonists) and Mini-Bards you could raid for added context and observation, Shakespeare, now not Stirred is a totally intoxicating event.

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Neither is the writer answerable for any antagonistic reactions you will have to the recipes inside the ebook, even if you stick to them as written or regulate them to fit your own nutritional wishes or tastes. whereas the writer has made each attempt to supply actual phone numbers, web addresses, and different touch details on the time of book, neither the writer nor the writer assumes any accountability for blunders, or for alterations that ensue after ebook. additional, the writer doesn't have any keep watch over over and doesn't suppose any accountability for writer or third-party web pages or their content material. such a lot Perigee books can be found at detailed volume reductions for bulk purchases for revenues promotions, charges, fund-raising, or academic use. distinct books, or e-book excerpts, can be created to slot particular wishes. For information, write: SpecialMarkets@penguinrandomhouse. com. conceal layout by way of Rita Carroll hide illustrations via Grace O’Neill Version_1 CONTENTS name web page Copyright creation: is that this a Daiquiri Which I See sooner than Me? I. a bit greater than Gin: Dysfunctional family members Gatherings II. now's the Whiskey of Our Discontent: beverages for the regionally Distressed III. Jäger can't Wither Her: Recapturing Your early life IV. Screw Your braveness to the Swigging position: guy Time V. Shall I Campari to a Summer’s Day? : Romantic events VI. Get Thee to a vineyard: ladies’ evening Out VII. go out, Pursued by means of a lager: Drowning Your Sorrows VIII. Lend Me Your Cheers: celebration Like It’s 1599! picture credit Acknowledgments Index concerning the Authors advent is that this a Daiquiri Which I See ahead of Me? If you’re pondering what Shakespeare ate and drank while he was once residing it up in 1599 London, this isn’t the ebook for you. an identical is going for all you historic reenactment lovers in the market. We don’t costume up like wenches and visit Renaissance Faires, or serve up foot-long Henry VIII–style turkey legs at our local block events. yet we do love Shakespeare. actually, we’ve dedicated our grownup lives to studying up to we will be able to approximately his works and his global. We get a geeky thrill out of gaining knowledge of such things as sixteenth-century virginity exams and Bible translations. And we by no means get bored of speaking to our scholars concerning the subject matters and ethical dilemmas that Shakespeare explores. We’re additionally shut acquaintances who love getting jointly over a very good drink. It’s the proper approach to decompress from our daily dramas—whether it’s educational politics, spousal standoffs, or domestic lice infestations. Frankly, along with Shakespeare, those few hours of fine quality confab are the one factor we don’t desire a holiday from. One evening, at ye olde Cheesecake manufacturing facility, we had an epiphany: the characters we analyzed all day have been beginning to believe very universal. and never simply because we’d been instructing and writing approximately them for two decades. The extra we talked, the extra we observed ourselves and our difficulties of their comedies, histories, and tragedies. Shakespeare’s insights into jealous siblings, shifty coworkers, and getting older libidos have been smarter than whatever shall we ever get a hold of on our personal.

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