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A unique and fascinating insight into the early modern world, seen through the lens of Shakespeare's plays. This book links historical objects and works of art with Shakespeare's texts to reveal how the playwright informed his audiences of the major events and political issues of the day. Highly readable, authoritative and engaging, the book offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional creative imaginations in history. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Musuem 19 July to 25 November 2012, part of the cultural Olympiad and the World Shakespeare festival.