Life in Shakespeare's England: A Book of Elizabethan Prose

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Cosimo, Inc., 2008 - 328 pages
British Shakespearean scholar JOHN DOVER WILSON (1881-1969) is best remembered for his explications of the Bard, particularly his acclaimed 1935 work What Happens in Hamlet. Here, however, he takes a rather more oblique approach to enlightening us to the world of Shakespeare, gathering together in this 1913 volume writings by contemporaries of the playwright's-some famous, some not-that illuminate the artistic society and ordinary life of Elizabethan England. Discover what the firsthand observers of the day thought about: [ English snobbery [ country sports [ festivals and revelry [ superstition, ghosts, and astrology [ parenting and children [ impressions of London [ the plague [ playhouses and bear-gardens [ the actor and his craft [ house and home [ rogues and vagabonds [ and much, much more
 

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Contents

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