The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeares characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeths merciless and ultimately self-destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own.In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil Mac Gregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeares universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, Mac Gregors landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeares Restless World highlights a turning point in human history.This magnificent book, illustrated throughout with more than one hundred vibrant color photographs, invites you to travel back in history and to touch, smell, and feel what life was like at that pivotal moment, when humankind leaped into the modern age. This was an exhilarating time when discoveries in science and technology altered the parameters of the known world. Sir Francis Drakes circumnavigation map allows us to imagine the age of exploration from the point of view of one of its most ambitious navigators. A bishops cup captures the most sacred and divisive act in Christendom.With A History of the World in 100 Objects, Mac Gregor pioneered a new way of telling history through artifacts. Now he trains his eye closer to home, on a subject that has mesmerized him since childhood, and lets us see Shakespeare and his world in a whole new light.
Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 336 ● ISBN 9781101638118 ● Publisher Penguin Publishing Group ● Published 2013 ● Downloadable 3 times ● Currency EUR ● ID 4959648 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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