Monday, July 10, 2006

Geography and Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the best playwrights of all time. Many people know that Romeo and Juliet takes place in Italy and Hamlet in Denmark but that ends most people's knowledge on the geography of Shakespeare. However, one can now study maps of locations mentioned by the author. On the British Isles he was biased towards England. Internationally there was an Italian core; some mentionings in France, and a cluster in the Ottoman Empire.

While some consider him an archaic relic of a bygone time; he was made the transition of the neogeography age well. The Globe Theater can be installed into Google Earth or explore the mentioned places in Google Earth.

Finally, Google has a website with his complete works and links to more fascinating Shakespeare stuff.

Category: Neogeography, Books

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