SHAKESPEARE'S WORLDis an engaging overview of Tudor England, Renaissance Europe, and global colonialism in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This historical and cultural context provides the background necessary far a thorough study of Shakespeare's life and works. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the political, social, and cultural landscapes that impacted the Yard through easy-to-read descriptions of topics ranging from the Globe Theater to the Elizabethan social order and more. This text includes: Plot synopses of the Bard's plays and poems. Chronologies outlining key events of Shakespeare's time. A geographical chart of the regions and places referenced in the Bard's works, from "the Indies" to "the South Seas."D. L. Johanyak is the author of 'Shakespeare's World', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130971012 and ISBN 0130971014.