Shakespeare: staging the world

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Authoritative, surprising, evocative and original, Shakespeare: staging the world offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional and creative imaginations in history.

While matters of religion, trade and war were being contested, the role of the playwright developed to inform, persuade and provoke debate on concerns of the day. This richly illustrated book presents an extraordinary collection of objects from the British Museum’s unrivalled collection, as well as key pieces from Britain and elsewhere.

Simon Forman’s diary of 1611 gives a vivid account of attending a contemporary performance of A Winter’s Tale; a dagger fished from the Thames gives new resonance to the gang violence of Romeo and Juliet; while Guy Fawkes’ lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed gunpowder plot, which was later to prove the inspiration for Macbeth.

Shakespeare: staging the world is a fascinating view of the early modern world through the eyes of Shakespeare, his players and his audiences.

  • Product Code: CMC28283
  • Product Weight: 1.58Kg
  • Author: Jonathan Bate and Dora Thornton
  • Pages: 304
  • Format: Hardback
  • T.P: 24.00
  • Dimensions: H25.6 x L23cm
  • Postage Weight: 1.58 Kg

Authoritative, surprising, evocative and original, Shakespeare: staging the world offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional and creative imaginations in history.

While matters of religion, trade and war were being contested, the role of the playwright developed to inform, persuade and provoke debate on concerns of the day. This richly illustrated book presents an extraordinary collection of objects from the British Museum’s unrivalled collection, as well as key pieces from Britain and elsewhere.

Simon Forman’s diary of 1611 gives a vivid account of attending a contemporary performance of A Winter’s Tale; a dagger fished from the Thames gives new resonance to the gang violence of Romeo and Juliet; while Guy Fawkes’ lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed gunpowder plot, which was later to prove the inspiration for Macbeth.

Shakespeare: staging the world is a fascinating view of the early modern world through the eyes of Shakespeare, his players and his audiences.

  • Product Code: CMC28283
  • Product Weight: 1.58Kg
  • Author: Jonathan Bate and Dora Thornton
  • Pages: 304
  • Format: Hardback
  • T.P: 24.00
  • Dimensions: H25.6 x L23cm
  • Postage Weight: 1.58 Kg
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