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Shakespeare's Will

Shakespeare's Will

By Vern Thiessen
Subjects: Solo Shows, Shakespeare, Death, Grief & Loss, Family Life, Marriage & Divorce, Western Playwrights, Alberta
Casting: 1 f
Duration: 90 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887547690, 90 pages, June 2007

Description

The play sheds light on unexplored aspects of Hathaway's life by looking through the eyes and heart of the woman who spent a lifetime with—and without—the great poet. This work is the celebration of a life unbowed by tragedy and unapologetic in the face of public scorn.

Reviews

"...perceptive and beautifully written… when the text is as good as Thiessen's… you need little else besides."

- The Globe and Mail

"...Thiessen has invented a complete life with tasteful imagination… The result is always gripping, frequently hilarious and ultimately very moving."

- Toronto Star

"Masterful. In theatre… it's rare that you get something that is unequivocally, indisputably great… Every so often something comes along that deserves to be gushed about. The hardest thing about reviewing it… is figuring out where to begin praising it..." —Vue Weekly

"Strongly poetic… meticulously crafted, exquisitely nuanced..."

- Edmonton Sun