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Shakespeare's London - 
      Stephen Porter

Shakespeare's London

Everyday Life in London 1580-1616

Everyday life in the teeming metropolis during William Shakespeare's time in the city. Shakespeare's London was a bustling, teeming metropolis that was growing so rapidly that the government took repeated, and ineffectual, steps to curb its expansion. Les mer
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Everyday life in the teeming metropolis during William Shakespeare's time in the city. Shakespeare's London was a bustling, teeming metropolis that was growing so rapidly that the government took repeated, and ineffectual, steps to curb its expansion. From contemporary letters, journals and diaries, a vivid picture emerges of this fascinating city, with its many opportunities and also its persistent problems. By far the largest city in the country, it was the centre of government, the law and the church, the focus of politics and culture. It had a vigorous economy, with a range of industries and a lucrative trade in luxury goods for the courtiers and wealthy citizens. Growth produced overcrowding and high mortality, with shockingly high death tolls during the periodic plague epidemics, yet London attracted an endless stream of people, who were absorbed into its diverse communities and economic structures. Here the first playhouses were built, patronised by large audiences, who were treated to a rich and varied diet of plays to keep them, and the court, entertained. The London that Shakespeare knew was an expanding, changing and exciting city.
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Forlag: Amberley Publishing
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781848682009
Format: 20 x 12 cm
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«A meticulous recreation of a vibrant world - echoes with the living voices of Londoners'»

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Acknowledgements 1. A Little World in Itself 2. A Great Multitude of People 3. The Greatest City of the Christian World 4. The World Runs on Wheels 5. The Whole Trade of Merchandise 6. The Time of Life is Short 7. A Quick Eye & a Nimble Hand 8. A World of People References Bibliography List of Illustrations Index
Stephen Porter is an acknowledged expert on London’s history. His other books include The Great Plague, London: A History in Paintings & Illustrations and Pepys’s London. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society. Sadly he passed away before the publication of his work 'Edward III's Faithful Knight'.