ON THE TRAIL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


ON THE TRAIL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

J. KEITH CHEETHAM    Book Number: 83341    Product format: Paperback

First published in 2006 and this paperback edition 2007, we don't know where it has been lurking for the last ten years, but are thrilled to find in perfect condition. It is the most comprehensive guide to the real places in Shakespeare's life and plays, including maps and commentary. Historian, dramatist and lifelong fan of the Bard, Cheetham sets off in search of the places that shaped Shakespeare's life from cottage to mighty castle, royal palace to battlefield, the locations that informed some of the most famous poems and plays in the world. Shakespeare began life as the humble glovemaker's son in Stratford-upon-Avon, but dreamt of a world beyond the sleepy confines of Warwickshire. Inspired by watching touring troupes performing the great plays of the day, he resolved to travel to London and learn the actor's craft. As a poet and dramatist he was to change the face of English literature forever. With religious persecution, assassination plots, wars, plagues, amorous encounters, blood, flames, shotgun weddings, stagecraft, political upheaval and tours of famous buildings, this handbook is for all who want to follow in the Bard's footsteps. There are over 100 places of interest to visit in England, 12 in Scotland, two in Wales and six in Europe, one general map and six location maps, line drawings and colour photos and lists of Shakespeare's works and chronology of his times. 180pp in paperback, colour photos. Ten year old selling price still on jacket.
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25


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ISBN 9781905222964
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