Communal eating can shape or destroy relationships. That’s what York English Professor David Goldstein found while researching and writing Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England, published by Cambridge University Press. His book recently won the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award for 2014.
The award is given to a work which makes an important contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare, his theatre or his contemporaries. The biennial award is shared this time between two authors; the second is Gillian Woods of the University of London for her book Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions, published by Oxford University Press. [read more...]