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Shakespeare's Restless World : A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects / Neil MacGregor.

(Author). British Museum. (Added Author). Royal Shakespeare Company. (Added Author). BBC Radio 4. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9780670026340
  • ISBN: 0670026344
  • Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking Press,

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 822.33/MacGregor (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW DA 360 .M33 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books DA 360 M226 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Merrimack College Stacks (2nd) DA360 .M226 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW DA 360 .M33 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 942.055 MacGregor (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Introduction: Inside the Wooden O -- England goes global -- Communion and conscience -- Snacking through Shakespeare -- Life without Elizabeth -- Swordplay and swagger -- Europe : triumphs of the past -- Ireland : failures in the present -- City life, urban strife -- New science, old magic -- Toil and trouble -- Treason and plots -- Sex and the city -- From London to Marrakesh -- Disguise and deception -- The flag that failed -- A time of change, a change of time -- Plague and the playhouse -- London becomes Rome -- The theatres of cruelty -- Shakespeare goes global.
Summary: In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor 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 Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I.
Subject: Material culture.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Characters.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.
Excavations (Archaeology) > England.
England > Antiquities.
Great Britain > History > Tudors, 1485-1603.