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  • ISBN: 0140289526
  • Author: Robert Nye
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; First Printing edition (April 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • ePUB size: 1450 kb
  • FB2 size 1992 kb
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Our pleasant Willy, ah! is dead of late. My name is Robert Reynolds alias Pickleherring and my game is that of a comedian and believe me I was well-acquainted with our famous Mr Shakespeare when I was young. I acted in his plays.

Our pleasant Willy, ah! is dead of late. The Tears of the Muses. A never writer to an ever reader: News. I played Puck to his Oberon. To his Prosper, I was Ariel. I washed my hands sleep-walking too, as the Scottish queen. Why, once, at Blackfriars, the man was sick in my cap.

Then at Mr Shakespeare's instruction I jumped down off the wall. Chapter TwoIn which Pickleherring makes strides in a pair of lugged boots. Nye Robert - The Late Mr Shakespeare - скачать книгу. The first part I ever played for Mr Shakespeare on the London stage was that of young Prince Arthur in his play of The Life and Death of King John. That's why he asked me to say I am afraid, and yet I'll venture it. It is what that poor boy says before he kills himself by jumping from the battlements of the castle where he is confined.

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The Late Mr. Shakespeare proves how alive he wa. Robert Thomas Nye was born in London, England on March 15, 1939. His children's books include Taliesin, March Has Horse's Ears, and Beowulf: A New Telling. His first novel for adults, Doubtfire, was published in 1967. Shakespeare proves how alive he was. A bawdy, entertaining, & eye-opening novel about the greatest writer of the Western world. At the age of 16, he left school and published his first poem, Kingfisher, in the London Magazine. He was a poet who also wrote novels, plays, and stories for children. There is no man or woman alive in the world who knows more than old Pickleherring about the late Mr Shakespeare

Our pleasant Willy, ah! is dead of late. There is no man or woman alive in the world who knows more than old Pickleherring about the late Mr Shakespeare. I call to mind as if it was just yesterday, for instance, the first time I ever clapped eyes on the dear fellow. He was wearing a copataine hat. Shakespeare book. From the pen of the writer whom Peter Ackroyd called one.

Was Shakespeare ever 'in love'? Did he write his own plays? Might he have had royal blood? . Audacious, bawdy and jaw-droppingly ingenious, The Late Mr Shakespeare deserves a place on the same shelf as Shakespeare's plays.

Was Shakespeare ever 'in love'? Did he write his own plays? Might he have had royal blood? Upon whom did he base the character of Falstaff? What were his last words? And who was the Dark Lady of the sonnets? Pickleherring has the answers to every question ever asked about his mentor. Fiction Historical Biographical. shakespeare. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - manque - LibraryThing. Engaging from the start, Nye's novel never disappoints.

Robert Nye. And this nothing’s more than matter to my mood. It fits my spirits, this box that when I tap it with my fingers sounds with hollow poverty and emptiness. I am, again, Cordelia, am I not? ‘What can you say?’. And nothing will come of nothing, as Lear replied. That was one of Mr Shakespeare’s favourite words – that terrible NOTHING. He plays on it in every other play.

Audacious, bawdy and jaw-droppingly ingenious, The Late Mr Shakespeare deserves a place on the same shelf as Shakespeare's plays. Robert Nye was born in London in 1939

Audacious, bawdy and jaw-droppingly ingenious, The Late Mr Shakespeare deserves a place on the same shelf as Shakespeare's plays. Robert Nye was born in London in 1939. His novels include Merlin, The Memoirs of Lord Byron, Mrs Shakespeare, and the award-winning Falstaff. A poet, journalist, and critic, he lives near Cork, in Ireland. Бібліографічна інформація. The Late Mr Shakespeare Allison & Busby Classics.

From the writer whom Peter Ackroyd called “one of our best living novelists,” comes the most original, exciting, and provocative novel about Shakespeare since Anthony Burgess’s classic Nothing Like the Sun.   Our guide to the life of the Bard is an actor by the name of Robert Reynolds, also known as Pickleherring. Pickleherring asserts that as a boy he was not only an original member of Shakespeare’s acting troupe but played the greatest female roles, from Cleopatra to Portia. In an attic above a brothel in Restoration London – a half century after Shakesperare had departed the stage – Pickleherring, now an old man, sits down to write the full story of his former friend, mentor, and master. Ancient he may be, but fond, faithful Pickleherring has forgotten not one jot, and using sources both firsthand and far-fetched, he means to set the record straight. Was Shakespeare actually ever “in love”? Did he write his own plays? Who was the Dark Lady of the sonnets?   Brilliantly in tune with today’s Shakespeare renaissance, this is an outrageously bawdy, language-loving, and edifying romp through the life and times of the greatest writer who ever lived.   “Engaging . . . Nye’s novel has more of the real Shakespeare in it than the soufflé-light Shakespeare in Love.” –The New York Times Book Review
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This was a different though thoroughly delightful twist to Mr. Nye's earlier "Shakespeare" offering. As a mildly edifying, fictional romp through WS's life and times, this book is a welcome alternative to more academic and more boring works on the subject. Caution for the "X" rating in several chapters. I found them humorous and stimulating, though others may find them much too much more than simply ribald!
This is the second of Nye's Shakespeare-based novels that I've read (although why I bothered after reading 'Mrs. Shakespeare' is beyond me). They are truly awful. He plays off the worst stereotypes and myths, and the writing is pure drek.
I found this a fairly putdownable book, best dipped into in small doses. Nye is always readable, nearly always amusing, but his relentless clever-cleverness and determination to show off his erudition, got on my nerves, the same problem I had in reading his "Falstaff".
This book on Shakespeare is a work of fiction, which actually proves to be very appropriate. As Robert Nye states in his book, if even you were to write a story on your life, even that would be a work of fiction, too. Whether intentionally or not, much of our lives are based on half-truths, white lies, out-right lies, misconceptions, misunderstandings, in addition to whole truths and any exaggerations or diminutives of them, all perceived from a single unique viewpoint. On a personal note, I've found this to be true. While growing up, I was presented with one set of facts which I found out on my own later to be not entirely true and that the original set of facts had been given to paint a "prettier picture." It is conceivable that even Shakespeare may have believed some fiction as truth...

Robert Nye has collected in his book many of the rumors, tall tales, stories - be them ugly or pretty, theorizing, etc. down to even the jokes once cracked that have circulated around about Shakespeare and his family from the mouths of his peers, friends and enemies, townspeople, rivals, and anyone else in between. From the very few solid information that we have about the man, this brings to the reader a very interesting perspective. Out of this melange, we can weed for ourselves some of the truth and gain a sense of the nature of Shakespeare. This very extensive collection does make the book very disjointed to read, which is one of the criticisms I have about the book, although due to the nature of collecting all these stories, I don't think the book could have been written any differently. My other criticism, or maybe more a question that I have about the book, is how much of these rumors are true rumors, and not ones that the author may have made up??? I am assuming that all of these second hand recollections are actual since Nye does give a much too lengthy list of acknowledgements right from the start of the book that I felt should have really belonged at the end of the book. This would have given more crediblilty to the stories, instead of boring me to tears with such a long list before the book even rolls off to a start.

One thing I found amusing to read was just as how a few folks among us had believed the King of Rock, Elvis Presley himself, may have supposedly faked his death and is living somewhere in cognito, so did the folks during Shakespeare's times think along similar lines. Some thought that Shakespeare hadn't really died and was living on Iceland instead... We're really not all that different from people of long ago.

Through the musings of his main character, an actor who was in Shakespeare's theater company, Nye also effectively illustrates that when one writes a biography, one cannot help from including one's own life story. It's the author's way of perceiving truth in relation to the author's own life that cannot help from being included in the biography being written. This is an interesting point to consider when reading any biography.

I highly reccommend this book. In addition to all the interesting aspects presented about Shakespeare, I had some laughs and found it enjoyable to read. It is definitely unlike any book I have read. You'll certainly gain an interesting outlook on Shakespeare.
"The Late Mr. Shakespeare" just published in the United States, but published last year in England is Robert Nye's second novel about Shakespeare, and his second best novel about Shakespeare. Nye's earlier novel "Mrs. Shakespeare" has not been published in the USA as far as I can tell,though it is still in print in the UK. In the earlier novel Nye has Shakespeare's wife Anne tell her story. It is a slim novel, and a good read. On the last page of "The Late Mr. Shakespeare" Nye gives the reader a list of the authors that he read and used in writing the novel. This "critic-fuel" (to borrow a term from Alasdair Gray) is what I found most interesting about the book. No doubt scholars and critics will be able to identify Nye's sources. I will just mention a few examples: Robert Reynolds, the narrator, also known as Pickleherring is from E. K. Chambers' "Elizabethan Stage," volume 2, p.336. The historical Reynolds was an actor, but had no professional relationship with Shakespeare. He and his wife Jane were indicted for non-attendence at church 1616 and 1617. Pickleherring was the name by which he was known in Germany. The other actors Nye mentions are also listed in Chamber's book. Shakespeare's first job in London, horse-holding at the theatre is from Johnson's preface to Shakespeare's plays. The chapter on Tom O'Bedlam comes from an essay by Robert Graves. The chapter on the plague in London during the year 1665 is from Defoe's "Journal of the Plague Year." I could go on, but I think you get my point. Some have said that the more you know about Elizabethan England the more you will enjoy this book. That's not quite correct. The more you know about Shakespearean facts, traditions and legends, the more you can sift through the impossible, the plausible and the factual of Nye's book. Is this mixture of impossible, plausable and factual entertaining? For me knowing where Nye gathered his materials was distracting. Now I am sure that most of Nye's readers have not read the large scholarly biographies of Shakespeare by Halliwell-Phillips, Chambers, or Fripp, but I have, and I prefer their versions of Shakespeare to Nye's.
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