There are so many ways to examine Shakespeare’s works and how they relate to the time at which he was writing. In Dan Falk’s new book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe, Shakespeare and his literary works are examined in the context of the Scientific Revolution.
Shakespeare makes reference to the body, the natural world and the cosmos throughout his works, however, he was writing at a time when our modern understanding of medicine, biology, and the universe was beginning to unfold. Readers of Falk’s book can gain a better understanding of how scientific thought and discovery were shaping the perspective of the masses, and how that may have influenced the way Shakespeare connected with his audience through his writing.
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