Shakespeare's Restless World

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zaubermond on 12-30-16

Everyday life in Elizabethan England

I really enjoyed this Radio 4 production. I've always been interested in Tudor and Elizabethan times, and MacGregor's enthusiasm for Shakespeare's time shines in every episode. From the vexed question of whether to be Protestant or Catholic to the question of what to eat while you watched the play, so many aspects of everyday life are illuminated here. I loved the episode about Venice and the one about food. There wasn't a bad episode, and I highly recommend it to history lovers.

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4 out of 5 stars
By PixelBrine on 08-14-12


What made the experience of listening to Shakespeare's Restless World the most enjoyable?

The narrators enthusiasm for the subject.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Neil MacGregor?


Any additional comments?

It seams like the audio was taken from a tv or radio show. It's very easy to listen to but not quite a smooth as if it were intended as an audiobook. The subject matter and presentation are very entertaining and the price is not bad either.

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