[Epub] ↠ Shakespeares Restless World Author Neil MacGregor – Anguillais.us

Shakespeares Restless World The New York Times Bestselling Author Of A History Of The World In 100 Objects Brings The World Of Shakespeare And The Tudor Era Of Elizabeth I Into Focus We Feel We Know Shakespeare S Characters Think Of Hamlet, Trapped In Indecision, Or Macbeth S Merciless And Ultimately Self Destructive Ambition, Or The Machiavellian Rise And Short Reign Of Richard III They Are So Vital, So Alive And Real That We Can See Aspects Of Ourselves In Them But Their World Was At Once Familiar And Nothing Like Our Own 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 A Perfect Complement To A History Of The World In 100 Objects, MacGregor S Landmark New York Times Bestseller, Shakespeare S Restless World Highlights A Turning Point In Human History This Magnificent Book, Illustrated Throughout With Than One Hundred Vibrant Color Photographs, Invites You To Travel Back In History And To Touch, Smell, And Feel What Life Was Like At That Pivotal Moment, When Humankind Leaped Into The Modern Age This Was An Exhilarating Time When Discoveries In Science And Technology Altered The Parameters Of The Known World Sir Francis Drake S Circumnavigation Map Allows Us To Imagine The Age Of Exploration From The Point Of View Of One Of Its Most Ambitious Navigators A Bishop S Cup Captures The Most Sacred And Divisive Act In Christendom WithA History Of The World In 100 Objects, MacGregor Pioneered A New Way Of Telling History Through Artifacts Now He Trains His Eye Closer To Home, On A Subject That Has Mesmerized Him Since Childhood, And Lets Us See Shakespeare And His World In A Whole New Light.

[Epub] ↠ Shakespeares Restless World  Author Neil MacGregor – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Shakespeares Restless World
  • Neil MacGregor
  • 21 May 2017
  • 9780143125945

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ Shakespeares Restless World Author Neil MacGregor – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    All the world s a stage And all senses are involved in this reading experience of the colourful, noisy world of Shakespearean times, if you take the time both to read the book and listen to the BBC radio show I would highly recommend it, actually, even though the content is almost identical Listening to the radio, with added background sounds, and different narrator voices, is very rewarding, and makes the Shakespeare quotes come alive with the speakers I would probably not have bought the book after listening to the whole show if I hadn t come across a beautiful, unread copy secondhand which was signed by the author That temptation was too big, of course, and I did not regret my choice After the auditive pleasure of the first experience, I now enjoyed the illustrations of the print version just as much as the easily flowing, captivating prose.I found myself reading the whole book, word for word, as well, because it just blew me away It will not contain anything new about Shakespeare s plays for literature scholars But for lovers of art, literature and history, it is an amazing treasure chest full of artefacts symbolising the world that Shake...


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    A revelationMacGregor s choice of clocks, mirrors and swords opens a door on to the lost world of London s theatregoers in and around 1600.The interrogation of these objects yields a sequence of fascinating footnotes to Shakespeare s timeless poetry Neil MacGregor is a world renowned museum director who transformed the British Museum since he took charge in 2002 He is the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects a New York Times bestseller He is the author of Germany, Memories of a Nation named Book of the Year by The Times Literary Supplement and a favorite book of mine.Example of twenty objects reproduced in MacGregor s work Hakluyt Principal Navigations 1599 Shakespeare s reference in Twelfth Night to the new map with the augmentation of the Indies.Francis Drake 1580 who is depicted with his hand on a globe to highlight his great feat....


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    The strange potency of things In this book, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, uses a variety of material objects to get under the intellectual skin of the world during Shakespeare s life time, and explores the ways in which the plays were deeply grounded in the politics, religion, culture and material world from which they sprang.This approach, in line with current academic thinking, implicitly moves us away from the popular idea of Shakespeare as being some kind of extraordinary, timeless spirit whose plays float, so...


  5. says:

    This book is both the most information, and the most fun, I have had all year I missed the BBC radio series on which it was based, so it was all new to me Basically, it takes 20 objects that were current in Shakespeare s time and place, from a fork dropped in the theatre, through plague proclamations, Henry V s armour and a model ship, to the hapless designs for a union flag commissioned by King James, and uses these objects to illuminate the plays All the way through, I was muttering why did I never think of that before Reading or seeing the plays in isolation from their context, one can easily forget that, for instance, Shakespeare was 16 when Francis Drake circumnavigated the world and that this had generated a fashion for maps and globes that makes the name of his most famous theatre seem a lot topical and relevant than we might have thought.The book is full of fascinating and useful information eg the price of admission to the theatre, one penny, which was the same as the price of admission to see Henry V s armour in Westminster Abbey And the fact that theatre performances...


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    I would imagine it s agonizingly difficult to choose twenty objects only from a time and place and highlight that era breathe life into the past, as it were That being said, and acknowledging the limitations MacGregor set for himself, this turned out to be quite an interesting little tryst with Shakespeare To be fair, this is representative of MacGregor s knowledge of the Shakespeare canon than it is of 17th century England quotidian activity While he provides an interesting analysis of many of the objects, there are far too many conjectures to suit the hungry historian in me I would have liked a clear cut distinction between his opinion and the evidence I found there were far too many would haves could haves scenarios In the end, they proved annoying and distracting.On my own wish list, I would have like it if the photography plates were better produced The sometimes blurred and indefinite reproductions detracted from the prose in the end, I felt myself rushing through it, just to get past the images, which were becoming bothersome.Having stated all my detractions, I think the BBC production would be a lot of fun to listen to without being distracted by all the little nits built into the book I will admit to being a Shakespeare aficionada, and have probably spent far too much time than is good for me perhaps poring over his lit...


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    There is nothing much to say The book is awesome It s written in a great way and I was completely immersed in the world Well, I m a Shakespeare real, so no winder I liked the book But it s very interesting and I learned things I didn t know about Elizabethan England through the everyday objects.


  8. says:

    This book was so engaging I read it in one train ride and was pleasantly surprised to learn how 16th century England was perceived on a nationally as well as internationally This perception is analysed through important objects retained from that period.


  9. says:

    When we read Shakespeare in high school and college, this would have made a wonderful companion piece A better understanding of the era, would have made the plays come alive For example, this is what MacGregor has to say about measuring time p 218 Before 1600 the great majority of clocks had just a single hour hand, and the divisions of the hour were judged approximately so what now looks to us like a conventional clock was in 1598 as for Richard II cutting edge technology It would be another 50 years before minute hands became standard.Then he provides several examples from the plays that reference time As a first time reader of Shakespeare, that would have given me something to watch no pun intended for while reading.Similarly, I hadn t connected Shakespeare with the plague Apparently he was born during one outbreak and managed to survive several later ones During severe outbreaks, the king closed the theaters, making it difficult for those who wrote and acted to earn a living MacGregor points out that even though the plague was very much a part of every Londoner s life there s minimal reference to the plague in any plays from that time period Maybe Shakespeare and the other writers figured when people wanted to be entertained they didn t need to be reminded of their fears.These are 2 of the 20 topics objects addressed in this book Religion and politics obviously shaped the tone of the times, but I found the subtle aspects such as clocks, ...


  10. says:

    Neil MacGregor ist direktor des British Museum und wohl am bekanntesten f r seine Weltgeschichte in 100 Objekten Hier ist eine Version f r Shakespeare und seine Zeit in 20 Objekten.Das Konzept funktioniert dabei erstaunlich gut Ein Gegenstand wird mit Geschichte erf llt, indem er erkl rt wird Woher kam er, wozu wurde er genutzt, wo wurde er gefunden Diese Hintergrund wird dann mit passenden St cken von William Shakespeare verkn pft und in Zusammenhang gebracht Der Gegenstand hilft dabei immens, die Fakten im Hirn zu veranken.Wenn man also Elisabethanische Pop Culture lernen muss und Hintergrund f r Shakespeare Klausuren braucht, ist diese Reihe der perfekte Einstieg.Den Podcast kann man komplett und ohne L ndersperre auf der BBC Webseite herunterladen werden in jeweils 15 Minuten die Bereiche 1 ENGLAND GOES GLOBAL How Sir Francis Drake s circumnavigation of the globe changed the way Shakespeare s audiences viewed the world and their country s place on it For the first time, England was engaging with the whole world.2 COMMUNION AND CONSCIENCE The communion cup that Shakespeare may well have used sheds light on the dramatic religious changes that came in the aftermath of the Reformation3 SNACKING THROUGH SHAKESPEARE A luxury fork discovered on the site of the Rose theatre helps explain what people were nibbling on when they first heard Is this a dagger I see before me 4 LIFE WITHOUT ELIZABETH Pain...

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