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Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire claims several distinctions: it was built by a woman, Bess of Hardwick, who married four times, accumulating the vast fortune that financed her home; it was designed by the most accomplished architect in Elizabethan England, Robert Smythson; and it is among the most perfectly preserved of Elizabethan homes. No evidence exists that Shakespeare ever visited Hardwick Hall, situated in the north of England, far from London. This article looks closely at the building and explores what is admittedly a speculation: that aesthetic principles guiding Elizabethan architecture and interior design have implications for drama. In particular, it looks at the relationship between the plastic arts and the elaborate plots that characterize plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191744136, 9780199566105
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

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William Shakespeare
Elizabethan Age
Fortune
England
Plot
Aesthetics
Derbyshire
Elizabethan England
Drama
Speculation
Plastic Arts

Keywords

  • Aesthetic principles
  • Elizabethan architecture
  • Elizabethan England
  • Hardwick Hall
  • Plastic arts
  • Robert Smythson
  • Shakespeare's plays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Kiefer, F. P. (2012). Architecture. In The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566105.013.0038

Architecture. / Kiefer, Frederick P.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare. Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Kiefer, FP 2012, Architecture. in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566105.013.0038
Kiefer FP. Architecture. In The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566105.013.0038
Kiefer, Frederick P. / Architecture. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare. Oxford University Press, 2012.
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