About the Book:
An enthralling exploration of Shakespeare's world, and of the minds of hisaudiences
Beautiful new paperback will take this book to a whole new audience oftheatregoers and lovers of narrative non-fiction
-2014 is the year of Shakespeare. His 450th anniversary will be celebrated withevents and performances across the country
Brilliant, sparkling, a treasure chest of gems' Sunday TimesThe Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certaintieswere crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. Shakespeare's Restless World
uncovers the extraordinary stories behind twenty objects from the period to re-create an age at once distant and yet surprisingly familiar. From knife crime tobelief in witches, religious battles to the horizons of the New World, NeilMacGregor brings the past to life in a fresh, unexpected portrait of a dangerousand dynamic era.