|Written by||Cole Porter|
|Source||Kiss Me Kate (musical)|
|Publisher||Chappell & Co. Inc.|
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" is a pun-filled song that suggests quoting William Shakespeare as a means of wooing and wowing women. The song references the titles of fourteen of Shakespeare's plays. and was originally written for Kiss Me Kate, a backstage musical variation of The Taming of the Shrew, which focused on putting together a production of the play.