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Author Quealy, Gerit, author, editor.

Title Botanical Shakespeare : an illustrated compendium of all the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited by the world's greatest playwright / written and edited by Gerit Quealy ; conceived and illustrated by Sumié Hasegawa-Collins ; with a foreword by Helen Mirren.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
©2017

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 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    822.33 QUE    Available
Description 207 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary 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. --Publisher
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Quotations.
Plants in literature.
Botanical illustration.
Plants -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Flowers -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Quotations, English.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Added Author Hasegawa-Collins, Sumié, illustrator.
ISBN 9780062469892
0062469894

 
    
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