Shakespeare And His World by Ivor Brown lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Lutterworth Press, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;
From the cover: Shakespeares lifetime coincides with one of the most remarkable periods of English history when a great Queen reigned who was adored by her people, followed by a King who was a man of wide learning and a lover of the theatre. The attempted invasion from Spain was defeated and the greatest seafarers of any age were probing the coasts of newly discovered countries. The arts were flourishing; the theatre, as we know it, was established; books, no longer written by hand, were becoming increasingly available. It was a time when England became a great power in the world, but for the world of to-day one of its supreme glories is the work of William Shakespeare.
To understand the genius of Shakespeare, we need to see him in the setting of his own times the town in which he was born, the school he attended, the types of houses in which he stayed and their furnishings, the books he used, the London to which he came, and the entertainments people enjoyed.
Ivor Brown, well-known for his books about Shakespeare, has drawn a vivid picture of the age and illustrated it with a wide range of material showing everyday objects and great treasures, the daily life, the clothes and the pursuits of humble people, as well as portraits of the famous. It is a book that brings us closer to an appreciation of Shakespeare and his world.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with small nicks to the top corners of both panels. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 48 pages. 10″ x 8″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Social History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!