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Culture and Society in Shakespeare's Day
  • Format
  • Authored by: Robert C. Evans
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to Shakespeare
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604135239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-523-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 942.05/5
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


An engaging, illustrated overview, Culture and Society in Shakespeare's Day gives valuable historical context to Shakespeare's works, explaining what daily life was like in the country, in the city, and among the nobility, since all of these settings feature prominently in his plays. Major events from the time period, including the exploration of the New World and the clashes between the British Navy and the Spanish Armada, add important perspective for students studying Shakespeare and his varied works.

Coverage includes:

  • Catholicism
  • Rituals of birth, marriage, and death
  • The universities
  • Folklore, superstition, and witchcraft
  • Puritanism
  • Crime
  • Plague
  • Medicine
  • The Spanish Armada
  • Exploration of the New World
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • And much more.


Full-color illustrations. Index. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Robert C. Evans is professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including Ben Jonson and the Poetics of Patronage, Short Fiction: A Critical Companion, Kate Chopin's Short Fiction, and many more. He is also the editor of the third volume of Facts On File's Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers.

Reviews and Awards

"Illustrated in color with photos of sites as well as period portraits and prints, this attractive volume offers a great deal of detailed information that helps bring this fascinating period to life."


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