orellfuessli.ch

Shakespeare's Restless World

An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects

From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of A History of the World in 100 Objects and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series.

Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons of Old Europe were expanding dramatically - and long-cherished certainties were crumbling. Life was exhilaratingly uncertain. What were Londoners thinking when they went to see Shakespeare's plays? What was it like living in their world? Here Neil MacGregor looks at twenty objects from Shakespeare's life and times, and uncovers the fascinating stories behind them.

The objects themselves range from the grand (such as the hoard of gold coins that make up the Salcombe treasure) to the very humble, like the battered trunk and worn garments of an unknown pedlar. But in each case, they allow MacGregor to explore issues as diverse as piracy and Islam, Catholicism and disguise. MacGregor weaves the histories of objects into the words of Shakespeare's plays themselves to suggest to us where his ideas about religion, national identity, the history of England and the world, human nature itself, may have come from. The result is a fresh and thrilling evocation of Shakespeare's world.

Portrait
Neil MacGregor was Director of the National Gallery, London from 1987 to 2002 and of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015. His previous books include A History of the World in 100 Objects, Shakespeare's Restless World and Germany: Memories of a Nation, all available in Penguin and now between them translated into more than a dozen languages. In 2010, he was made a member of the Order of Merit, the UK's highest civil honour. He is now Chair of the Steering Committee of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kopiergeschützt i
Seitenzahl 176, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 04.10.2012
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781846146763
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
eBook
Fr. 10.50
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar
Premium Card
Fr. 10.50 Umsatz sammeln
Weitere Informationen

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 52002341
    Lion: A Long Way Home
    von Saroo Brierley
    eBook
    Fr. 9.50
  • 45357963
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (9)
    eBook
    Fr. 14.50
  • 46115328
    Gaming The System - In jedem Augenblick (Die Gaming The System Serie, #3)
    von Brenna Aubrey
    eBook
    Fr. 4.50
  • 42601755
    A Street Cat Named Bob
    von James Bowen
    eBook
    Fr. 5.90
  • 44043204
    Hidden Figures
    von Margot Lee Shetterly
    eBook
    Fr. 12.90
  • 46346896
    Tools of Titans
    von Timothy Ferriss
    eBook
    Fr. 13.50
  • 41814853
    Sapiens
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    Fr. 9.90
  • 28114519
    Brave New World
    von Aldous Huxley
    eBook
    Fr. 9.50
  • 45865308
    Homo Deus
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    Fr. 10.90
  • 44188797
    When Breath Becomes Air
    von Paul Kalanithi
    eBook
    Fr. 9.50

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Shakespeare's Restless World

Shakespeare's Restless World

von Neil MacGregor

eBook
Fr. 10.50
+
=
Sternstunden der Menschheit. Vierzehn historische Miniaturen

Sternstunden der Menschheit. Vierzehn historische Miniaturen

von Stefan Zweig

eBook
Fr. 3.50
+
=

für

Fr. 14.00

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen