Robert Nye

The Late Mr Shakespeare

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Our guide to the life of the Bard is an actor called Pickleherring, who asserts that as a boy he was an original member of Shakespeare's acting troupe. In an attic above a brothel in Restoration London?a half century after Shakespeare has departed the stage?Pickleherring, now an old man, sits down to write the full story of his former friend, mentor, and master. Fond, faithful Pickleherring has forgotten nothing over the years, and using sources both firsthand and far-fetched he means to set the record straight. Was Shakespeare ever actually “in love”? Did he write his own plays? Who was the Dark Lady of the Sonnets? Brilliantly in tune with today's Shakespeare renaissance, Robert Nye gives us an outrageous, language-loving, and edifying romp through the life and times of the greatest writer who ever lived.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction?novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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    Irena Nadjhas quoted2 years ago
    It is the outcome of a lifetime of labour, and testament to a lifetime’s love as well. From King John on, I worshipped Mr Shakespeare. I thought him more a god than a mortal man.
    Irena Nadjhas quoted2 years ago
    You see, although the writing of this book has come late in my life, I think I was preparing for it all along.
    Irena Nadjhas quoted2 years ago
    Sometimes I wear a false beard, but not today. One does not put on a false beard to write the Life of William Shakespeare.
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