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KIRKUS REVIEW

A romp of Elizabethan times which, for all its knockabout farce, has many human touches in revitalizing history. For this pursues Sir Walter Raleigh who is pursuing a cloak, Sir Francis Bacon who pouts for one of Elizabeth's beds, Shakespeare who, with all his other activities, is desperately trying to write Love's Labour Wunne and settle the spelling of his name. There is the rivalry between Burbage and Henslowe, the latter finding no means too low to wreck his competitor's theater; young Viola's chance to indulge her stage struck ambitions; Elizabeth's many whims and contradictions; the bizarre feast for the first potatoes; the rousts and revels demanded by the Court. Broad humor here, but at a smart pace and, though not important, entertaining.

Pub Date: Feb. 13th, 1949
Publisher: Crowell