(Robert Gore-Langton’s article appeared in the Times of London May 31.)
We know the plays, but how much do we really know the man? As Simon Callow sets off on tour in a new one-man show, Shakespeare: The Man from Stratford, we felt it was time to put the Shakespeare industry to the test. After all, the Bard is probably the cause of more tree-felling than all other dead authors put together. Every minuscule aspect of his output is pored over by researchers and academics, the answers buried in impossibly dense books that suck the blood out of the playwright.
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