Walking Shakespeare's London: 20 Original Walks in and Around London

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Interlink Books, Jan 31, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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"Shakespeare's associations with Stratford-upon-Avon are well known, but few know that he was equally at home in London, the city in which he worked and lived for much of his adult life. London's streets, inns and theatres form a backdrop to many of Shakespeare's plays and much of his poetry, showing how deeply the city influenced his work." "This book brings together 20 walks exploring 16th century London, including Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Globe Theatre, St. James's Palace, the Tower of London and Hampton Court." "As well as exploring the London that Shakespeare knew, the walks also cover the theaters of modern London, including the West End, the Barbican Centre, the South Bank Centre and the Young and Old Vics, where great directors have successfully staged Shakespeare's plays over many centuries." "Shakespeare expert Nicholas Robins guides and entertains throughout, taking us back in time to an era when theater dominated artistic life. Using excerpts from Shakespeare's plays, he reveals some of the inns where Falstaff drinks and carouses in Henry IV and shows the brooding darkness exerted by The Tower in Richard III." "This guide is illustrated with specially-commissioned full-color photographs and is enriched with atmospheric 16th century engravings. Each walk is supported with an easy-to-follow map highlighting places of interest along each route."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Key to Route Maps
6
Shoreditch and Finsbury
12
Around St Pauls
20
Barbican and Cheapside
30
Clerkenwell and Smithfield
40
Blackfriars to Monument
50
Bishopsgate to London Bridge
59
The Tower and the Wharves
68
St Jamess and Whitehall
116
Hampton and Hampton Court
123
Deptford and Greenwich
132
St Pancras to Marylebone
140
Shakespeare in the Restoration
150
The Age of Garrick
160
Romantic Shakespeare
170
Victorian Shakespeare
179

Bankside
78
Along the Strand
88
Westminster to Lambeth
97
The Inns of Court
107
Lambeth and Southwark
188
Further Information
197
Index
204
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