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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 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 the 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's lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed Gunpowder Plot, which was later to prove the inspiration for Macbeth.  Published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum in 2012; heavy item

Item details

Author(s):
Bate, Jonathan & Thornton, Dora
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
250x223x29
EAN-13:
9780714128245
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714128245
ISBN-13:
9780714128245
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
British Museum Press 2012
Title:
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 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 the 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's lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed Gunpowder Plot, which was later to prove the inspiration for Macbeth.  Published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum in 2012; heavy item

Author(s):
Bate, Jonathan & Thornton, Dora
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
250x223x29
EAN-13:
9780714128245
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714128245
ISBN-13:
9780714128245
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
British Museum Press 2012
Title:
Shakespeare: staging the world

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