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Shakespeare's Strangest Tales Extraordinary but True Tales from 400 Years of Shakespearean Theatre by Iain Spragg
  

Shakespeare's Strangest Tales Extraordinary but True Tales from 400 Years of Shakespearean Theatre

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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. 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.

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Shakespeare's Strangest Tales Extraordinary but True Tales from 400 Years of Shakespearean Theatre by Iain Spragg

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.

About the Author

Iain Spragg is a London-based journalist and author with more than 15 years experience. His books include Twickenham: 100 Years Of Rugby's HQ, The London Underground's Strangest Tales, The Official Team GB and Paralympics GB Fact File and The Reduced History Of Rugby. His next book is The River Thames' Strangest Tales and he currently writes for MSN UK, The International Rugby Board and the Football League.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th April 2016

Author

Iain Spragg

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Publisher

Portico an imprint of Pavilion Books

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
Shakespeare 400th Anniversary
eBook Favourites

Shakespeare studies & criticism
Theatre studies

ISBN

9781910232903

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