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Shakespeare’s Strangest Tales

Extraordinary but true tales from 400 years of Shakespearean theatre

Iain Spragg

Portico

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ISBN: 9781910232903

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 14 April 2016

Category: Reference

A fascinating playbill of stories from the weird and wonderful world of Shakespearean theatre through the centuries, including distinguished actors falling off stages, fluffed lines, performances in the dark, and why you must never, ever say the name of that Scottish play, especially if you are Peter O’Toole. Discover a wealth of Shakespearean shenanigans over the years, including the terrible behaviour of the groundlings at Shakespeare’s Globe, how the ‘rude mechanicals’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream got recast as a bunch of ladies from the WI, and how Dame Maggie Smith got even with Sir Laurence Olivier.

Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this treasury of curious tales is a must-read for all Shakespeare lovers and theatre fans.

Word count: 45,000

ABOUT THE Author

Iain Spragg is an author, Londoner and daily Tube traveller. His favourite Underground line is the Victoria line as not only does it has more than its fair share of strangeness, it also connects him to his beloved North London football team. Iain is the author of The Official Team GB Olympic Annual 2012, The Big Book Of Football’s Funniest Quotes, The Lewis Hamilton Story and The Reduced History Of Rugby





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