Peter Usher is an emeritus professor of astronomy and astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and an MSc from the University of the Free State in South Africa. He is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, The American Astronomical Society, and the International Astronomical Union. He has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals such as The Astronomical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal, and his research on Shakespeare has appeared in The Elizabethan Review, The Oxfordian, and The Shakespeare Newsletter.
Shakespeare and the Dawn of Modern Science by Peter Usher
In this book, renowned astronomy expert Peter Usher analyzes five plays, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, and The Winter’s Tale. With painstaking thoroughness, he dissects the plays and reveals that, contrary to current belief, Shakespeare was well aware of the scientific revolutions of his time.
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