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Shakespearean Insults, Animated

Have you ever used a Shakespearean insult? The TED-Ed animation video embedded above explores insults used in two popular Shakespeare plays, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet.

Teacher April Gudenrath designed the lesson and TEDtv executive Juliet Blake narrated the short video. What do you think?

Here’s more about the video: “‘You’re a fishmonger!’ By taking a closer look at Shakespeare’s words–specifically his insults–we see why he is known as a master playwright whose works transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world.”

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