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Spectacular Visual Guides: A Shakespearean Theatre

Spectacular Visual Guides: A Shakespearean Theatre

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Authors: Jacqueline Morley & John James

History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage) | Literature, books & writers (Children’s/Teenage) | People & places (Children's / Teenage)

Published on 6th June 2024 by Bonnier Books Ltd in the United Kingdom as part of the 'Spectacular Visual Guides' series.

Paperback / softback | 48 pages
280mm x 215mm | 0g

A Shakespearean Theatre is an invaluable guide to an important period in English history. Elizabethan London was a vibrant, growing city - and theatre, especially that of William Shakespeare, played a major role in its lively culture. Here's your ticket to the Globe, the legendary twenty-sided building where Shakespeare's plays were staged. Go backstage to discover how the theatre was run, who chose the actors, how many people it could hold, why it was build on the banks of the Thames, whilst combatting the hazards of everyday life, such as fire and plague.

With superb cutaway illustrations, this impressive guide explores the many different people involved in the theatre, providing a vivid and dramatic insight into life and art in sixteenth century England. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index enhance the book's educational value, making it a perfect resource for school children studying Shakespeare or the Renaissance period.

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