Life in the Time of Shakespeare, 1st Edition

  • Hal Marcovitz
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  • ISBN-10: 1601527799
  • ISBN-13: 9781601527790
  • DDC: 942.05
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Life in the time of William Shakespeare was a period of great advancement in literature but it was also a time when there was a tremendous gap in the standard of living between the rich and poor. Among the topics discussed in this social history are the harsh punishments administered to criminals, the squalid conditions of the English cities, and the educational system of England, which provided schooling to the children of aristocrats only.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Important Events in the Time of Shakespeare.
Introduction: Afternoons at the Globe Theatre.
1: The Queen and Her Court.
2: Language and Learning in Shakespeare's Day.
3: City Life and Country Life.
4: Crime and Punishment.
5: Life at Sea.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.