3676 NYE, Robert Late Mr. Shakespeare, The : a Novel
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Arcade Publishing: NY; c1998,1999; Second Printing Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper
400 pages; A very clean ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Spine ends bumped, small dent in top edge, perhaps from being knocked on a table edge, reveals boards. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has no library markings and light edgewear.; A humorous fictional biography of William Shakespeare filled with scholarly details. It is narrated by Robert Reynolds, now an old man in Restoration London, fifty years after the death of Shakespeare. Pickleherring, as he was also known, was one of the original members of Shakespeare's acting troupe. As a young boy actor he played the greatest female roles, from Cleopatra through Portia. ; Recommened by Sir Alec Guinness.