Shakespeare And His World - Ivor BrownLutterworth Press, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with small nicks to the top corners of both panels. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;
From the cover: “Shakespeare’s lifetime coincides with one of the most remarkable periods of English history when a great Queen reigned who was adored by her people, followed by a King who was a man of wide learning and a lover of the theatre. The attempted invasion from Spain was defeated and the greatest seafarers of any age were probing the coasts of newly discovered countries. The arts were flourishing; the theatre, as we know it, was established; books, no longer written by hand, were becoming increasingly available. It was a time when England became a great power in the world, but for the world of to-day one of its supreme glories is the work of William Shakespeare.
To understand the genius of Shakespeare, we need to see him in the setting of his own times — the town in which he was born, the school he attended, the types of houses in which he stayed and their furnishings, the books he used, the London to which he came, and the entertainments people enjoyed.
Ivor Brown, well-known for his books about Shakespeare, has drawn a vivid picture of the age and illustrated it with a wide range of material showing everyday objects and great treasures, the daily life, the clothes and the pursuits of humble people, as well as portraits of the famous. It is a book that brings us closer to an appreciation of Shakespeare and his world.”