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Will Christopher Rush

Will By Christopher Rush

Will by Christopher Rush

Condition - Very Good
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Reissued to mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth in 2014, this is the fictionalised memoir of our greatest writer, revealing the secrets of his life to his lawyer as they prepare his will. Christopher Rush is a renowned writer and dramatist.

Will Summary

Will by Christopher Rush

William Shakespeare is dying, with his lawyer at his bedside. It is time to dictate his will. But how can a man put his affairs in order before he's come to terms with his past? Acclaimed poet, novelist, and Shakespeare professor Christopher Rush has put thirty years of scholarship and creativity into this unforgettable re-imagining of the Bard's life. Rush takes readers into the mind of William Shakespeare, a man whose almost superhuman art was forged from very human frailties and misfortunes. Will takes us back to Shakespeare's childhood, his first encounters with sex, and the dangers of politics, plague, and love. We hear the chilling account of the Tyburn executions, see him crossing the frozen Thames with the wooden beams that would become the Globe theater, and return with him to Stratford on the heartbreaking journey to bury his only son. Rush has created an utterly irresistible figure whose voice rings true across four hundred years--irrepressible, bawdy, witty, and wise, his every word steeped in the situations and phrases of his own plays.

Will Reviews

'Startlingly poetic - excellent' - The Spectator 'This fictional autobiography does more than eulogize - Burgess is the only other novelist to pass this test' - Times Literary Supplement 'A brilliantly witty and imaginative piece of writing' - Classic FM '[It's] lewd, fun, touching and downright fascinating [...] The delicious characters and moments just keep on coming' - Bookbag 'Rush has a deep connection to Shapespeare's language, and brings it back to life in this witty account of an extraordinary life' - The Lady

About Christopher Rush

Christopher Rush was born in St Monans and taught literature for thirty years a teacher of literature in Edinburgh. His books include A Twelvemonth and a Day and the highly acclaimed To Travel Hopefully. A Twelvemonth and a Day served as inspiration for the film Venus Peter, released in 1989. The story was also reworked by Rush in a simplified version in 1992 as a children's picture book, Venus Peter Saves the Whale, illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick, which won the Friends of the Earth 1993 Earthworm Award for the book published that year that would most help children to enjoy and care for the Earth.

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Will by Christopher Rush
Used - Very Good
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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