Shakespeare and the Stuff of Life

Shakespeare and the Stuff of Life

Treasures From the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Book - 2016
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Shakespeare lived and worked in an extraordinary period of change and discovery which can be hard to understand and connect with in the 21st century. Just as modern audiences connect to the enduring and universal appeal of his plays, so can we connect to objects from his life time to illuminate our understanding of his work. This unique book brings together, for the first time, a selection of 50 objects from the Tudor and Stuart periods from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
An accessible and lavishly illustrated object-based exploration of the role and significance of notable paintings, furniture, ceramics, textiles and metalwares in the everyday experience of people living in Shakespearean England, the book will appeal to anyone with a love of Shakespeare. Organised along a simple narrative based on the Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It, the book reveals how material objects can provide greater insight into such major themes as, religious and social change, education, birth, marriage, death, family life, professional and community life and the memento mori ('Live to Die') tradition. Published to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, the book brings Shakespeare's life and times engagingly to life for readers of all ages.
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016
ISBN: 9781474222266
1474222269
Characteristics: xvi, 115 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hamling, Tara
Garratt, Delia
Call Number: 822.33 SHA

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