Bears, dogs, foxes, goats, greyhounds, harts, stags, toads - are the many animal characteristics with which Shakespeare imbues his characters. This gift book contains selections of animal imagery from Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, history plays and poetry. A general introduction places the animals in the context of mythological beliefs and everyday life in 16th-century England. The illustrations are taken from an early Tudor pattern book housed in the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
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Selected quotations from Shakespeare's plays, mentioning 30 different animals. Illustrated with animals taken from manuscript illuminations in the collection of the Bodleian Library. Baca ulasan lengkap