Title: Shakespeare's Theatre
Author: C. Walter Hodges
Illustrator: C. Walter Hodges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: In this book, the author describes in word and picture how the idea of theatre in Shakespeare's time developed gradually from pagan festivals and religious drama to the playhouses of the 16th century. Hodges focusses on the most famous of all those playhouses: The Globe. He describes a typical performance of Julius Caesar there, and writes how theatres were designed and run at the time.
Beautiful, evocative full-colour illustrations throughout.
Matt pictorial boards repeat jacket illustration. Green cloth spine with gilt text. Unclipped (21s net) jacket partially protected in previous owner's laminated binding. Some scuffs along the top and at the head and tail of the spine, otherwise complete and very good. Previous owner's name printed on fep in blue ballpoint. Pages have a slight hint of tanning, but are crisp and unmarked.
A nice copy of a scarce book.
Measures 25 cm × 19 cm (10″ × 7.6″). Small 4to. 103 pp.