"This richly illuminated - and illuminating - book is a brilliant introduction to the world Shakespeare inhabited, refashioned in his capacious imagination, and bequeathed to us."--Stephen Greenblatt, author of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
and general editor of The Norton Shakespeare
About the Author
is Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. He was formerly Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. He is the editor of the highly acclaimed RSC William Shakespeare: Complete Works
and the author of many books, including Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare
and English Literature: A Very Short Introduction.
He is on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company.Dora Thornton
is curator of Renaissance collections at the British Museum. She is the author of numerous publications including Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy
(with Luke Syson) and The Scholar in His Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy.