By Gerit Quealy,Sumie Hasegawa Collins,Helen Mirren
A attractive, superbly illustrated, special colour compendium of the plant life, end result, herbs, bushes, seeds, and grasses mentioned within the works of the world’s maximum playwright, William Shakespeare, followed by way of their better half fees from all of his performs and poems. With a foreword through Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed.
In this awesome compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and revered eastern artist Sumié Hasegawa mix their wisdom and talent during this first and in simple terms ebook that examines each plant that looks within the works of Shakespeare.
Botanical Shakespeare opens with a quick examine the Bard’s courting to the vegetation pointed out in his works—a range that illuminates his wisdom of the technological know-how of botany, in addition to the colloquy, revealing his unrivaled ability for growing metaphorical connections and interweaving noticeable philosophy. on the middle of the booklet are "portraits" of the over a hundred and seventy plants, end result, grains, grasses, bushes, herbs, seeds and greens that Shakespeare mentions in his performs and poems. Botanical Shakespeare includes a attractive colour representation of every, giving a "face" to the identify, along the categorical textual content within which apparently and the character(s) who utter the strains during which it truly is pointed out.
This interesting visible compendium additionally encompasses a dictionary describing every one plant—such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a mild prickle, adored for its singular smell, stronger to the other rose; and the variation among apples and apple-john—along with indices directory the botanical through play/poem, by way of personality, and genus for simple reference, perfect for gardeners and considerate birthday gift-giving.
This breathtaking, incomparable number of beautiful art and significant other costs bargains certain intensity and perception into Shakespeare and his undying paintings throughout the strange viewpoint of the crops themselves.
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Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of all the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World's Greatest Playwright by Gerit Quealy,Sumie Hasegawa Collins,Helen Mirren