Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects

The New York Times bestselling writer of A heritage of the realm in a hundred items brings the area of Shakespeare and the Tudor period of Elizabeth I into focus

We consider we all know Shakespeare’s characters. think about Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s cruel and finally self-destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian upward thrust and brief reign of Richard III. they're so important, so alive and genuine that we will see facets of ourselves in them. yet their international used to be right now generic and not anything like our own.

In this marvelous paintings of old reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his group on the British Museum, operating jointly in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare corporation and the BBC, convey us twenty items that catch the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. an ideal supplement to A historical past of the area in a hundred Objects, MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s stressed World highlights a turning element in human history.

This significant e-book, illustrated all through with multiple hundred brilliant colour photos, invitations you to commute again in historical past and to the touch, scent, and suppose what lifestyles used to be like at that pivotal second, whilst humankind leaped into the fashionable age. This used to be an exciting time whilst discoveries in technological know-how and know-how altered the parameters of the identified international. Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation map permits us to visualize the age of exploration from the perspective of 1 of its such a lot formidable navigators. A bishop’s cup captures the main sacred and divisive act in Christendom.

With A heritage of the realm in a hundred Objects, MacGregor pioneered a brand new method of telling historical past via artifacts. Now he trains his eye towards domestic, on a topic that has mesmerized him due to the fact that youth, and shall we us see Shakespeare and his global in a complete new gentle.

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