Botanical Shakespeare

In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill in this first and only book that examines every plant that appears in the works of Shakespeare.

Botanical Shakespeare

A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed. In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill in this first and only book that examines every plant that appears in the works of Shakespeare. Botanical Shakespeare opens with a brief look at the Bard’s relationship to the plants mentioned in his works—a diversity that illuminates his knowledge of the science of botany, as well as the colloquy, revealing his unmatched skill for creating metaphorical connections and interweaving substantive philosophy. At the heart of the book are "portraits" of the over 170 flowers, fruits, grains, grasses, trees, herbs, seeds and vegetables that Shakespeare mentions in his plays and poems. Botanical Shakespeare features a gorgeous color illustration of each, giving a "face" to the name, alongside the specific text in which it appears and the character(s) who utter the lines in which it is mentioned. This fascinating visual compendium also includes a dictionary describing each plant—such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a slight prickle, cherished for its singular scent, superior to any other rose; and the difference between apples and apple-john—along with indices listing the botanical by play/poem, by character, and genus for easy reference, ideal for gardeners and thoughtful birthday gift-giving. This breathtaking, incomparable collection of exquisite artwork and companion quotes offers unique depth and insight into Shakespeare and his timeless work through the unusual perspective of the plants themselves.

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Botanical Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Gerit Quealy, Sumie Hasegawa Collins
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-11 - Publisher: HarperCollins

A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has
An Initiative of Botanical Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 403
Authors: Justin Barbara
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-06 - Publisher:

An Initiative Of Botanical Shakespeare: An Visual Compilation Of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Leaves, Seeds And Vegetation Illustrated By The Grand Screenwriter Of The World
A Stage Full of Botanical Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 407
Authors: Vikram Mahkija
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-27 - Publisher:

A Stage Full Of Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Collection Of All The Flowers, Berries, Plants , Trees, Seeds And Grasses Cited By The Greatest Playwright Of The World
A Shakespearean Botanical
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Margaret Willes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Bodleian Library

When Falstaff calls upon the sky to rain potatoes in The Merry Wives of Windsor, he is highlighting the late sixteenth-century belief that the exotic vegetable, recently introduced to England from the Americas, was an aphrodisiac. In Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet calls for quinces to make pies for the
Shakespeare and Emotions
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: R. White, K. O'Loughlin, Mark Houlahan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-29 - Publisher: Springer

This collection of essays approaches the works of Shakespeare from the topical perspective of the History of Emotions. Contributions come from established and emergent scholars from a range of disciplines, including performance history, musicology and literary history.