While Shakespeare Slept

While Shakespeare Slept $7.99

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Tim Kelly

Published by Samuel French Inc

1 Male 9 Female

William Shakespeare, a budding playwright, decides to give up his career and settle down to a good steady job as a stable hand

His employer, Mistress Ford, assures him he's made a wise move, but young Will isn't so sure

Sleep at the inn proves a nightmare

His dreams are continually disturbed by the heroines from his unwritten plays, each demanding a right to exist: Juliet, Rosalind, Lady Macbeth, Kate, and Cleopatra

In time, Will is convinced that no life but that of a writer is for him

The innkeeper, unimpressed, writes him off: That William Shakespeare ... he'll never amount to much

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