SHAKESPEARE AND SON by Edward Fisher

SHAKESPEARE AND SON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This first of a trilogy does not pretend to be scholarly. Written with warmth and humor, it concerns the conflict between John Shakespeare and his son William which becomes more overt when the son runs away to join a company of strolling players. Whether the portrait of this impetuous youth foreshadows the work of the mature poet and dramatist in questionable, but Fisher has created believable characters and placed them against the background of Elizabethan England -- no mean achievement. High school students reading Shakespeare in their English courses will be interested in this treatment of the Bard as an adolescent.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman