Shakespeare's Restless World

Shakespeare's Restless World

Book - 2012
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"Shakespeare's restless world is a wonderfully informative and enthralling exploration of William Shakespeare's era that accompanies the BBC Radio 4 series. A pivotal period in human history, the New World was discovered during Shakespeare's time and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. In this thrilling hardback, MacGregor looks at 20 objects from Shakespeare's life and times and uncovers the fascinating stories behind them all. Ranging from the grand (such as the hoard of gold coins that make up the Salcombe treasure) to the humble (worn garments of an unknown pedlar), the objects allow MacGregor to explore issues as diverse as piracy and Islam, Catholicism and disguise." --Publisher description.
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2012
Description: xvi, 320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781846146756
1846146755
Branch Call Number: 822.33 F McG

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Feb 18, 2015

A very interesting book about the things in Shakespeare's time and place and the culture they were a part of. Its more about English culture in the late 1500's and early 1600's, but a book like that probably wouldn't be able to be sold on its own, so Shakespeare had to be integrated into it. Which in turn raises the question: what other times and places are there that can be as well written about but aren't because those other times and places lack a Shakespeare (or some other major draw)?

ser_library Jan 14, 2014

illustrations on almost every page and interesting commentary make Shakespeare's world seem alive

tedward07 Feb 28, 2013

Wonderful collection of interesting items from Shakespeare's world. Each bite-size chapter was entertaining as well as educational. Highly recommend this to high school students struggling with the plays and understanding why they were and remain so popular.

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