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Author MacGregor, Neil, 1946-

Title Shakespeare's restless world [Axis 360 electronic resource] : A portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects / Neil MacGregor.

Publication Info. New York : Viking Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Contents 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.
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.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author British Museum.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
BBC Radio 4.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: MacGregor, Neil, 1946- Shakespeare's Restless World 9780670026340 (OCoLC)855647533
ISBN 9781101638118 (electronic bk.)
1101638117 (electronic bk.)
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