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The late Mr Shakespeare

Author: Robert Nye
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Several years after Shakespeare's death, an actor who knew him as a boy attempts a biography. The result is a bawdy account filled with speculations, among them that Shakespeare was the product of a love affair between a vicar and Queen Elizabeth I.

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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Novela histórica
Novela biográfica
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Nye
ISBN: 1559704691 9781559704694
OCLC Number: 40298516
Description: 398 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: In which Pickleherring takes his pen to tell of his first meeting with Mr Shakespeare --
In which Pickleherring makes strides in a pair of lugged boots --
Pickleherring's Acknowledgements --
About John Shakespeare and the miller's daughter --
How to spell Shakespeare and what a whittawer is --
About the begetting of William Shakespeare --
All the facts about Mr Shakespeare --
Which is mostly about choughs but has no choughs in it --
About the birth of Mr WS --
What if Bretchgirdle was Shakespeare's father? --
Of WS: his first word, & the otters --
Was John Shakespeare John Falstaff? --
How Shakespeare's mother played with him --
What this book is doing --
Shakespeare breeches --
Pickleherring's room (in which he is writing this book) --
The Man in the Moon, or Pickleherring in praise of country history --
Positively the last word about whittawers --
What if Queen Elizabeth was Shakespeare's mother? --
The Shakespeare Arms --
Pickleherring's Song --
About the childhood ailments of William Shakespeare --
About the great plague that was late in London --
Bretchgirdle's cat --
Of the games of William Shakespeare when he was young --
The midwife Gertrude's tale --
Of little WS and the cauldron of inspiration & science --
Some tales that William Shakespeare told his mother --
What Shakespeare learned at Stratford Grammar School --
About Pompey Bum + Pickleherring's Shakespeare Test --
Did Shakespeare go to school at Polesworth? --
Why John Shakespeare liked to be called Jack --
What Shakespeare saw when he looked under Clopton Bridge --
About water --
Of weeds and the original Ophelia --
The revels at Kenilworth 9th July, 1575 --
More about Jenkins --
John Shakespeare when sober --
Jack Naps of Greece: his story --
Jack Naps of Greece: his story concluded --
Flute --
The speech that Shakespeare made when he killed a calf --
In which there is a death, and a birth, and an earthquake --
Pickleherring's peep-hole --
About silk stockings --
How Shakespeare went to teach in Lancashire --
How Shakespeare went to sea with Francis Drake --
How Shakespeare went to work in a lawyer's office --
How Shakespeare went to the wars & sailed the seas (again?) & took a long walk in the Forest of Arden & captured a castle --
Pickleherring's confession --
In which Anne Hathaway --
Shakespeare's other Anne --
Pickleherring's nine muses --
In which John Shakespeare plays Shylock --
In which Lucy is lousy --
Shakespeare's Canopy, or Pickleherring in dispraise of wine --
Pickleherring's Poetics (some more about this book) --
What Shakespeare did when first he came to London --
In which Pickleherring eats an egg in honour of Mr Shakespeare --
In which Pickleherring speculates concerning the meaning of eggs --
About Mr Richard Field: another ruminating gentleman --
About a great reckoning in a little room --
More --
A look at William Shakespeare --
Pickleherring's list of the world's lost plays --
Love's Labour's Won --
Was Shakespeare raped? --
All about Rizley --
A Private Observation --
In which Pickleherring presents a lost sonnet by William Shakespeare --
Who was Shakespeare's Friend? --
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets 1 --
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets 2 --
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets 3 --
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets 4 --
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets 5 --
Of eggs and Richard Burbage --
A few more facts and fictions about William Shakespeare --
In which boys will be girls --
In which Mr Shakespeare is mocked by his fellows --
Pickleherring's poem --
In which Mr Shakespeare plays a game at tennis --
What Shakespeare got from Florio + a word about George Peele --
Deaths, etc. --
'Mrs Lines and Mr Barkworth' --
Shakespeare in Scotland & other witchcrafts --
About Comfort Ballantine --
In which Pickleherring plays Cleopatra at the house in St John Street --
Tom o' Bedlam's Song --
In which William Shakespeare returns to Stratford --
Bottoms --
Some sayings of William Shakespeare --
A word about John Spencer Stockfish --
Pickleherring's list of things despaired of --
Shakespeare's Will (with notes by Pickleherring) --
Fire --
The day Shakespeare died (with his last words, etc.) --
About the funeral of William Shakespeare & certain events thereafter --
In which Pickleherring lays down his pen after telling of the curse on Shakespeare's grave.
Other Titles: Late Mister Shakespeare
Responsibility: Robert Nye.


Several years after Shakespeare's death, an actor who knew him as a boy attempts a biography. The result is a bawdy account filled with speculations, among them that Shakespeare was the product of a love affair between a vicar and Queen Elizabeth I.


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