By Gerit Quealy,Sumie Hasegawa Collins,Helen Mirren

ISBN-10: 0062469894

ISBN-13: 9780062469892

A desirable, superbly illustrated, one of a kind colour compendium of the flora, culmination, herbs, timber, seeds, and grasses mentioned within the works of the world’s maximum playwright, William Shakespeare, followed through their better half prices from all of his performs and poems. With a foreword by way of Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed.

In this amazing compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and revered eastern artist Sumié Hasegawa mix their wisdom and ability during this first and simply ebook that examines each plant that looks within the works of Shakespeare.

Botanical Shakespeare opens with a short examine the Bard’s courting to the crops pointed out in his works—a range that illuminates his wisdom of the technology of botany, in addition to the colloquy, revealing his unrivaled ability for developing metaphorical connections and interweaving noticeable philosophy. on the center of the booklet are "portraits" of the over a hundred and seventy plants, culmination, grains, grasses, timber, herbs, seeds and greens that Shakespeare mentions in his performs and poems. Botanical Shakespeare contains a beautiful colour representation of every, giving a "face" to the identify, along the explicit textual content within which it seems that and the character(s) who utter the traces during which it truly is pointed out.

This attention-grabbing visible compendium additionally incorporates a dictionary describing each one plant—such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a moderate prickle, loved for its singular smell, more desirable to the other rose; and the variation among apples and apple-john—along with indices directory the botanical by way of play/poem, by way of personality, and genus for simple reference, perfect for gardeners and considerate birthday gift-giving.

This breathtaking, incomparable selection of beautiful art and better half fees deals distinct intensity and perception into Shakespeare and his undying paintings during the strange point of view of the vegetation 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

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