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Shakespeare's World

ISBN-10: 0130971014

ISBN-13: 9780130971012

Edition: 2004

Authors: D. L. Johanyak

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For courses in English Literature and Shakespeare. This exciting and approachable text provides colorful, yet simple descriptions of Shakespeare's life, Tudor England, Renaissance Europe, and global colonialism during the 16th and early 17th centuries. Shakespeare's World opens the door to students who are curious about the Bard and his world, providing an easy-to-understand overview of the time period and key events that impacted or were impacted by Shakespeare's writing.
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Book details

List price: $54.40
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Chart of Lands and Peoples Referenced in Shakespeare's Writing
Shakespeare's Life Shakespeare's Ancestry
John and Mary Shakespeare
Decline of Family Fortunes
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Education
Literary Influences
Early Dramatic Influences
Marriage and Children
Retirement and Death
Legends
Shakespeare's Plays and Poems
Potential Chronology for the Works
The Narrative Poems
Sonnets
Comedies and Romances
The History Plays
Late Romances
The Tragedies
Performance and Criticism
Anti-Stratfordian Theories
Shakespeare and the Bible
Shakespeare's Contemporaries
Shakespeare's Critics
Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton
The University Wits vs
The Grammarians
Shakespeare's Theaters
Acting Troupes
Sources for Shakespeare's Writing
Characters and Themes
Critical Approaches
Elizabeth's England
The Tudor Dynasty
Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth's Government
Elizabethan Economy
James Stuart I of England
Documents: The First Parliament, January 23-May 8, 1559, (Excerpt)
The Oath of a Privy Councillor
An Act for the Relief of the Poor, (Excerpt)
The Act of Uniformity, (Excerpt)
Shakespeare's Society
Ancient History of England
Games and Sports
Holidays
Music
Folk Sayings and Proverbs
Shakespeare's English
Printers
Playhouses
London in the 16th Century
Medicine
Death and Burial
Ghosts and Witchcraft
Military Service
Punishments
Religion
Tudor Reform
Versions of the Bible
Catholicism and the Anglican Church
Elizabeth's Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity
Puritans
The Reformation
European Protestantism
The Counter Reformation
Other Faiths
Documents: Convocation of 1563: Puritan Demands
Dedication of the King James Bible to the King
Institutes of the Christian Religion, (Excerpt) John Calvin
From Loyola's March 26, 1553 Letter to Portugal (Excerpt)
The Elizabethan Social Order
Farmlands
Households
Social Ranks
Titles and Ranks
Women
Marriage and Family
Minorities
The European Effect
Map
Austria
Hungary
Italy
Southern Europe
Spain
Portugal
France
Germany and Central Europe
The Netherlands
Scotland
Ireland
Poland
Denmark
The Renaissance
Map
The Great Chain of Being
Humanism
The European Renaissance
Music
Politics
Literature
Art
Science
Alternative Lifestyles
Noble Women
Eastern Empires
Map
Russia
Africa
Arabia
Persia
Palestine
The Ottoman Empire
Australia
China and Cathay
Japan
East Asia
India
Documents: First Charter to the East India Company, December 31, 1600, (Excerpt)
Western Worlds
Map
The Americas
Mexico and South America
English Colonies
Native Americans
New World Writing
Documents: Charter to the Virginian Colonies, April 10, 1606, (Excerpt)
Discourse of Western Planting
Richard Hakluyt
The General Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624), (Excerpt)