Amidst a study strewn with bottles of vintage Dom Perignon, I caught up with West End Producer this week, to learn a little more about the man behind the mask…. But no, I think there's only so much one can write about. I think one more would be quite nice, a trio, wouldn't it, on the book shelf?
We follow Edward from his earliest years under tutelage through his education at Cambridge. He learns the ways of the court under Sir William Cecil, appointed his guardian by the Queen after the death of his father.
His destiny is to be an adviser to the Queen, but his passion is to write--poetry and plays.
Frohlich makes the history of the period come alive and makes a convincing ca An interesting historical novel which gives great details on the life of Edward De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Frohlich makes the history of the period come alive and makes a convincing case for De Vere identity as the true author of Shakepeare's work.
But more importantly, he makes it a good tale--worthy of one of the finest writers in history whether De Vere is truly the man or not. First posted on my blog My Reader's Block. Please request permission before reposting.
Shakespeare died in and his plays were first gathered together in book form in It was around that time that creeping intimations started to cast doubt on his authorship of the plays.
In the ensuing years the scholarship surrounding this literary mystery has centered on one man who could have and maybe did author the plays. His name is Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.
The Shakespeare Mask is a novel in which Mr. Frohlich shows how ridiculously easy it would have been for de Vere to cover up his authorship and, more importantly, why he had to do it.
He held the second oldest Earldom in the Kingdom. He owned more land than Queen Elizabeth. He bedded every woman that struck his fancy and, by some accounts, that included the Queen.
He was a spendthrift to end all spendthrifts. So much so that in real life he died penniless of unknown causes. In the book he regained his fortune just before dying of the plague which is the leading contender for what led to his demise.
He, beyond a doubt, was the original wild and crazy guy. He was educated at Oxford and received the finest education his money and status afforded. He then toured the continent for a few years, living in opulent splendor, settling in Italy, where he visited all the places that later show up in the plays that are set in Italy.
One place in particular might jog a memory or two; Verona. Ah yes The Bard of Avon. In real life de Vere had a house on the Avon River as well, just not in Stratford. You might well ask yourself why de Vere hired Shakespeare to front for him and put his name on the plays that de Vere actually wrote.
Edward de Vere was the prime nobleman in all of Great Britain. As a member of the upper class he was at the top of the pyramid. That would be prostitute, actor or writer. Edward, used to doing whatever he wanted and to hell with the consequences, was bound and determined to be a writer.
The novel is written in modern English and presents the life of one of the most interesting individuals to have lived in Elizabethan England. Whether or not Edward de Vere wrote the plays normally attributed to Shakespeare, it remains that he was a most remarkable man.
He could have been the primary example for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. The novel is all that and more. The Shakespeare Mask is a quick, interesting, thought-provoking, and eminently readable novel.A 17th-century death mask that has been in Germany for two centuries is that of William Shakespeare, who may have died of a rare form of eye cancer.
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Shakespeare, William, Jesse M. Lander, and Kevin Stanton. Macbeth. New York: Sterling Signature, Print.
About the author Mara Sherman is the dramaturg for Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s production of Macbeth. Favorite dramaturgy credits at SSC include The Man in the Iron Mask, The Lion in Winter, and Shakes-to-Go’s Twelfth Night.
Mara has a Master’s degree in Shakespeare & . So he hid behind a tough, unschooled front man, who no doubt took a cut of the proceeds. In the portfolio of the plays, there appears the famous Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare. It is odd. Hamlet Appearence vs Reality Essay. Possibly the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, is a classic example of a tragedy - Hamlet Appearence vs Reality Essay introduction.
In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. The popularity of the Guy Fawkes mask In the s, Alan Moore and David Lloyd created the graphic novel V for Vendetta for DC Comics.
Its main character, V, is a terrorist fighting against the tyrannic rule of a future Great Britain and wearing, indeed, a mask inspired by the puppets of Guy Fawkes, burnt on Guy Fawkes Night.