Will - Christopher Rush Reviews
Description:ISBN 1905636350 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Christopher Rush / Paperback / 480 Pages / Book is published 2008-10-09 by Beautiful Books
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William Shakespeare is dying and his last will and testament need ...
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by - written on 30/07/11 (Very useful, 48 readings)
Shakespeare can divide people like no other. Some people think he is one of the greatest storytellers and playwrights the world has ever seen; others a boring old git who is responsible for many a dull English Literature lesson at school How much you enjoy Will could well be influenced by which side of this divide you stand on, since it presents a fictional account of Shakespeare's life told in first person by the great man himself, as he lies on his deathbed, dictating his will to his lawyer. Instead, he starts to reminisce about his life from early childhood, through to his success as an actor and playwright. Fittingly, Will turns out to be a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/12/10 (Very useful, 43 readings)
Biographies can often be terribly boring, academic tomes that find interest only in those who are fascinated by the subjects. Autobiographies can be terribly indulgent works that leave out anything negative about the person. In general, it is far more fun to read fiction. What makes the book "Will" by Christopher Rush special is that it is a fictional autobiography. What this means is that Rush has decided to get into the head and voice of the most famous writer of all time, William Shakespeare, and write a biographical piece with the narrator being none other than the Bard himself! The premise here is that Shakespeare is on his deathbed and he is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/01/09, updated on 26/11/13 (Very useful, 658 readings)
Will opens with William Shakespeare critically ill and needing to get his affairs in order. *** Religion *** Most people at this time would want a priest at their deathbed, but the reader learns about Shakespeare's life as he tells all to the lawyer in charge of his last will and testament. Over his lifetime he has seen people change from Catholic to Protestant, and vice versa, to be in the "right" religion for safety and/or worldly ambition. As he says that he does not want to be "accused" on being on one side or the other, he does not want any sort of churchman. Readers will in time learn of his true religious ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/04/10 (Very useful, 8 readings)
This story is told in the fictional voice of Shakespeare on his deathbed, recalling his life as he dictates his last will and testament to his lawyer, Francis Collins. The reader is taken on a "womb to tomb" journey through the Bard's life, from his humble beginnings in Stratford to his rise to fame and fortune in London. This is no gushing, reverential account: the dying man is brutally honest about his own weaknesses and failings, including an apparently insatiable and indiscriminate sexual appetite. In addition to insights into the life of William Shakespeare, the book offers a fascinating view of life in English society in the sixteenth century, ... Read the complete review
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