Shakespeare in His Own Age by Allardyce NicollShakespeare in His Own Age by Allardyce Nicoll

Shakespeare in His Own Age

byAllardyce Nicoll

Paperback | October 29, 1976

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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.
Title:Shakespeare in His Own AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:October 29, 1976Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521291291

ISBN - 13:9780521291293


Table of Contents

List of plates; Editorial preface; Part I. The Daily Life: 1. London and the court T. F. Reddaway; 2. Provincial life W. G. Hoskins; 3. Sailors and the sea D. B. Quinn; 4. Elizabethans and foreigners G. K. Hunter; 5. Education and apprenticeship M. H. Curtis; 6. The law and the lawyers E. W. Ives; 7. London's prisons Clifford Dobb; Part II. Philosophy and Fancy: 8. The Commonwealth Philip Styles; 9. Dissent and satire Bernard Harris; 10. Scientific thought Marie Boas Hall; 11. Medicine and public health F. N. L. Poynter; 12. The folds of folklore Katharine M. Briggs; 13. Symbols and significances G. Pellegrini; Part III. Art and Entertainment: 14. Actors and theatres William A. Armstrong; 15. The printing of books Arthur Brown; 16. Music and ballads F. W. Sternfeld; 17. The foundations of Elizabethan language Muriel St Clare Byrne; Notes; Index.