Martin Hilský

Shakespeare's England. Portrait of the time

Shakespearova Anglie. Portrét doby
Shakespearova Anglie. Portrét doby
Academia, 2020, 768 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Monograph
ISBN: 9788020031686
Awards
 2021 Magnesia Litera – Book of the Year
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This book is an attempt at a holistic view of Shakespeare’s time. It is divided into four parts – People and Society, Everyday Life, Imagination, Mentality, Speech and the Portrait Gallery Who Was Who. For almost thirty years, Martin Hilský worked not only with the texts of Shakespeare’s plays and poems but also with the contexts of his time. Simultaneously with the translations, the book Shakespeare and the Stage World (Academia 2010, 2015, 2019) was gradually created, which attempts to view chronologically arranged Shakespeare’s plays and poems in the broadest contexts of the English and European Renaissance. Shakespeare’s England connects the Stage in the world in many ways but proceeds in a completely opposite way, as its main theme is not Shakespeare’s work, but Shakespeare’s time. The individual parts of the book, of course, permeate each other and it is clear from the book as a whole that its main theme is the people of Shakespeare’s time and the changes in their mentality.

Language: Czech
Title: Shakespearova Anglie. Portrét doby
Place: Praha
Publisher: Academia
Year: 2020
Pages: 768
Genre: Monograph
Awards
 2021 Magnesia Litera – Book of the Year