Young Will: The Confessions of William Shakespeare
A fresh and vivid re-imagining of Shakespeare's early years in Stratford and in London
It's 1616 and William Shakespeare is back in his native Stratford-Upon-Avon. His extraordinary career as a playwright and poet in London seems like another world. A strange encounter with a witch-like madwoman in his local churchyard fills Will with dread, and sends him reeling back in memory to those darker days in London along the filthy, fevered banks of the Thames-a time when politics, plagiarism, sexual passions, and betrayed friendship conspired to the point of murder.
Author Bruce Cook perfectly captures Shakespeare's coming of age in a fresh and vivid way. The actors, teachers, lovers, and fellow writers spring to life in Shakespeare's confessions-especially a talented, twisted, compelling, and dangerous man called Kit Marlowe, who would change Will's life forever.
Shakespeare speaks, from first page to last, and tells everything. Literally everything...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Finxy - LibraryThing
Although much of the account of these early years of the great playwright is speculative at best this is still an entertaining possible young Shakespeare. From Stratford-Upon-Avon to the streets of London, Bruce Cook recreates the late 16th Century and the life of theatre pretty splendidly. Read full review
Young Will: the confessions of William Shakespeare: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Where did Shakespeare spend 1582 to 1592? That decade makes up the lost years of his life, between his marriage to Anne Hathaway and his emergence as a writer. Presented as a series of confessions ... Read full review