A Shakespeare Motley: An Illustrated Assortment by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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A Shakespeare Motley: An Illustrated Assortment is a unique and unusual miscellany; arranged in simple alphabetical order and richly, and strikingly, illustrated throughout with images from the archives of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Intriguing, fascinating, amusing and varied, this accessible book ranges from Apothecary through to Zephyr, and makes connections between the ideas and influences of the age that Shakespeare knew and lived in and his work. From the very real dangers of drowning to the art of falconry; from the symbolism of roses to the resonances of ring-giving, this is the perfect gift for those who are already familiar with Shakespeare’s endlessly appealing poems and plays and the perfect jumping-off point for those who are just discovering him.

Published by Thames & Hudson in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
ISBN 9780500023020

Read our series of blogs exploring the design inspiration and making of A Shakespeare Motley from first thoughts to the finished book.

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