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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shakespeare's Restless World; Portrait of an Era, by Neil MacGregor

--Filled with anecdotes and insights, eerie, funny, poignant and grotesque, Shakespeare's Restless World is another brilliant vindication of MacGregor's understanding of how physical objects enter deep into our fore-father's mental and spiritual world.                                                       ---Sunday Times (London)                                                                     
-- Just as he did in A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor repeatedly converts fascinating objects into talismans transporting readers across time and geography. Visually splendid, intellectually stimulating, a must-buy.                                                        
                                                                                    ---Booklist (Starred Review)                                                    
                        Now in Paperback

                                              
--What did Elizabethan playgoers eat while watching Hamlet? British Museum Director MacGregor answers this question and many others as he examines twenty objects that illuminate daily life in Shakespeare's England....
Beautifully illustrated, MacGregor's history offers a vibrant portrait of Shakespeare's dramatic, perilous and exhilarating world.
                                                                                       ---Kirkus (Starred Review)
           
So far, I agree. Fascinating and beautiful. Stayed tuned for a more in-depth report.
JM

2 comments:

  1. I like your approach on the topic. Your article is as interesting as your previous writings. Keep up the good work, thanks a lot.

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  2. I really admire Shakespeare a lot. He is the greatest writer I've known.

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