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Young Will by Bruce Cook
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Jul 29, 10

bookshelves: biography, historical-fiction, read-2010
Read from July 14 to 17, 2010

A tale of confessions.... Will confessed to being a bisexual libertine, a murderer x 3, an adulterous husband, an absentee father, a criminal usurer, a conscienceless coward, a thief, a perjurer, a plagiarist and an opportunistic hack. Whether any of it is true remains to be proved by future historians. Nevertheless it's an interesting story about how things "might" been for players and writers during Shakespeare's time & I believe Cook covers the general historical aspects of the time quite well ~ you do get a great sense of being there. By the end, the character of Shakespeare did not appeal to me. He seemed to have no regret or remorse for the things he had done. It did however make me more interested in finding out more about the "real" Kit Marlowe.
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