Shakespeare in His Own Age

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Allardyce Nicoll
CUP Archive, 7 ott 1976 - 276 pagine
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.
 

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London and the Court by T F REDDAWAY
3
Provincial Life by W G HOSKINS
13
Sailors and the Sea by D B QUINN
21
Elizabethans and Foreigners by G K HUNTER
37
Education and Apprenticeship by M H CURTIS
53
The Law and the Lawyers by E W Ives
73
Londons Prisons by CLIFFORD DOBB
87
PHILOSOPHY AND FANCY
101
Medicine and Public Health by F N L Poynter IS2 12 The Folds of Folklore by KATHARINE M Briggs
167
Symbols and Significances by G PelleGRINI
180
ART AND ENTERTAINMENT
189
Actors and Theatres by William A ARMSTRONG
191
The Printing of Books by Arthur Brown
205
Music and Ballads by F W STERNFELD
214
The Foundations of Elizabethan Language by MURIEL ST CLARE BYRNE
223
Notes
241

The Commonwealth by Philip STYLES
103
Scientific Thought by Marie Bons Hall
138

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