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Shakespeare in His Own Age - Allardyce Nicoll

Shakespeare in His Own Age

Paperback Published: 6th December 1976
ISBN: 9780521291293
Number Of Pages: 316

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This selection of articles, with Shakespeare's genius as the hub, treats aspects of Elizabethan life and thought which have either received little attention or which seem to demand reappraisal. The book is arranged in three sections. The first deals with the physical environment: life in London and in the country; the importance of the sea to the Elizabethans and the way they viewed foreigners; education, legal practices and prisons. The second section opens with a summary of the orthodox political philosophy of the period which is countered with the views of non-conformist groups and individuals; next examined is the nature of scientific thought and the extent of medical knowledge, the events, traditions and inhabitants of the world of Elizabethan folklore, and the potency of symbols in the life, literature and art of that time. The final section is devoted to the arts and entertainment with a focus on theatre, printing and books, music and balladry, and finally, the Elizabethan's vital and resourceful use of language.

List of plates
Editorial preface
The Daily Life
London and the court
Provincial life
Sailors and the sea
Elizabethans and foreigners
Education and apprenticeship
The law and the lawyers
London's prisons
Philosophy and Fancy
The Commonwealth
Dissent and satire
Scientific thought
Medicine and public health
The folds of folklore
Symbols and significances
Art and Entertainment
Actors and theatres
The printing of books
Music and ballads
The foundations of Elizabethan language
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ISBN: 9780521291293
ISBN-10: 0521291291
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 6th December 1976
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.57