Shakespeare S Plants And Gardens A Dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147255857X
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Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.
Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening
Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening
Shakespeare's Medical Language: A Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sujata Iyengar
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Physicians, readers and scholars have long been fascinated by Shakespeare's medical language and the presence of healers, wise women and surgeons in his work. This dictionary includes entries about ailments, medical concepts, cures and, taking into account recent critical work on the early modern body, bodily functions, parts, and pathologies
Shakespeare and Domestic Life
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Sandra Clark
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This dictionary explores the language of domestic life found in Shakespeare's work and seeks to demonstrate the meanings he attaches to it through his uses of it in particular contexts. "Domestic life" covers a range of topics: the language of the household, clothing, food, family relationships and duties; household practices,
Shakespeare and Science
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Katherine Walker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

With the recent turn to science studies and interdisciplinary research in Shakespearean scholarship, Shakespeare and Science: A Dictionary, provides a pedagogical resource for students and scholars. In charting Shakespeare's engagement with natural philosophical discourse, this edition shapes the future of Shakespearean scholarship and pedagogy significantly, appealing to students entering the