Culture and Society in Shakespeare's Day (Backgrounds to Shakespeare)

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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.

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The new three-title Backgrounds to Shakespeare set gives students unparalleled insight into the life, times, and works of William Shakespeare. Each engaging book delves into a particular aspect of Shakespeare's era, from the culture and society to the ways literature and theater were approached and appreciated. One volume is dedicated to the Bard himself, granting readers access to the most up-to-date information about what literary scholars know about the life of this revered playwright and poet.

These books make the perfect companions for middle school and high school readers studying Shakespeare.

Full-color and black-and-white illustrations, a bibliography, and an index complete these handy volumes.

About the Author:

Robert C. Evans is I. B. Young Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, where he has taught since 1982. In 1984 he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he held Weaver and Whiting fellowships as well as a University fellowship. In later years his research was supported by fellowships from the Newberry Library, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Mellon Foundation, the Huntington Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

In 1982 he was awarded the G. E. Bentley Prize and in 1989 was selected Professor of the Year for Alabama by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. At AUM he has received the Faculty Excellence Award and has been named Distinguished Research Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and University Alumni Professor. Most recently he was named Professor of the Year by the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English.
He is one of three editors of the Ben Jonson Journal and is a contributing editor to the John Donne Variorum Edition.
He is the author or editor of over fifty books (on such topics as Ben Jonson, Martha Moulsworth, Kate Chopin, John Donne, Frank O'Connor, Brian Friel, Ambrose Bierce, Amy Tan, early modern women writers, pluralist literary theory, literary criticism, twentieth-century American writers, American novelists, Shakespeare, and seventeenth-century English literature. He is also the author of roughly three hundred published or forthcoming essays or notes (in print and online) on a variety of topics, especially dealing with Renaissance literature, critical theory, women writers, short fiction, and literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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