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Life in Shakespeare's England
A Book of Elizabethan Prose

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108002615

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  • Entertaining and informative, this 1956 anthology paints a vivid picture of the world in which Shakespeare lived. Using the playwright's life as the framework – his birth, his education, his move to London, his life in theatre, his death – the book uses selected extracts from key Elizabethan publications to embody the atmosphere of this period. From sport to superstition, from festival to fashion, from the plague to playhouses, the significant features of the age are described through its prose, providing the reader with first-hand accounts of the conditions in which Shakespeare's masterpieces were created. All chapters are prefaced with illustrative Shakespearean quotations; the collection representing a commentary on the work as well as the life of Shakespeare. All texts have been modernised to assist the reader, and a glossary is included which explains names, unfamiliar words and difficult passages.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108002615
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. England and the English
    2. The countryside
    3. Superstition
    4. Education
    5. London
    6. Books and authors
    7. The theatre
    8. The court
    9. House and home
    10. Rogues and vagabonds
    11. The sea
    12. Conclusion
    Glossary and notes
    Index.

  • Author

    John Dover Wilson

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