Shakespeare's Restless World

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    Shakespeare's Restless World

    Neil MacGregor

    Viking 2008

    Hardback 320pp Illustrated 235x160mm

    9780670026340   Product Code: 19528

    At the beginning of Henry V Shakespeare asked his audience to 'Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts': but what mental world did the Elizabethans draw on to fill out the 'vasty fields of France', Cleopatra's barge or Julius Caesar's forum? In this book, Neil MacGregor attempts to revisit the world of Elizabethan experience through discussions of objects including a communion cup, a rapier, a pedlar's trunk and a holy relic - travelling 'through the charisma of things, to a past world'.Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. Slightly off-mint.

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