The Man Who Wrote Shakespeare
But how did The Man Who Wrote Shakespeare keep the secret of his authorship?
And how did he manage to not only survive two years in the Tower of London, but also write Hamlet and other plays in the shadow of the executioner’s axe? The trauma caused a radical shift in his writing, creating our ‘greatest’ writer.
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Date: 19/02/2021 to 6th March
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The man who wrote under the pseudonym Shakespeare was a prominent and popular figure: leader of the opposition in parliament, ambassador to France, and a successful businessman.
Now you’re probably thinking: ’Not another contender!’ But this time the evidence is clear. His library survives; his life fits the written works like a glove. The real question is, can the truth supplant a story supported purely by belief?
With the true author identified, I invite you to revel in revisiting and enjoying once again these wonderful words we all agree will continue to thrill us, and many more to come, forever.
“Russell Starke totally inhabits the character of the Bard. Emily-Jo Davidson nails every character, linking most scenes with song and lute accompiament. Her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I is a standout - witty and acerbic. Charles Herkes plays a wide range of characters, changing his character as rapidly as his costumes. His final scene with Henry is intense and a highlight.” Barry Hill, www.stagewhispers.com.au -ENDS-
“The Man Who Wrote Shakespeare”
Star Theatres Hilton Adelaide 19th 20th 21st February & 5th 6th 7th March 2021.