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The boy who would be Shakespeare

Doug Stewart

The boy who would be Shakespeare

a tale of forgery and folly

by Doug Stewart

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Published by Da Capo Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDoug Stewart
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR2950 .S74 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination229 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24567752M
ISBN 100306818310
ISBN 109780306818318
LC Control Number2010292788
OCLC/WorldCa435418529

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The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly, recounts an amazing story. And perhaps most astounding, a true story. It is one of those tales that reads like great fiction, but is indeed fact. It tells the tale of William Henry Ireland, a simple law clerk with a rather unimpressive life, who wants to impress his by: 6.

"The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly" is about an eighteenth century young man who is underestimated by his dysfunctional and emotionally abusive family and is unwittingly provided the motive, skill, and means to become a temporarily successful forger of Shakespearean papers/5.

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NPR stories about The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare William-Henry Ireland forged hundreds of documents and passed them off as William Shakespeare originals. The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare by Doug Stewart,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare: Doug Stewart: /5(89).

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Doug Stewart's The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly (Da Capo Press, ) is a delightfully-written account of William Henry Ireland's Shakespeare forgeries designed for the general reader. The Boy who would be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, Samuel Schoenbaum's Shakespeare's Lives (for which, q.v.) writes in a very scholarly way about William-Henry Ireland, one of the great forgers of Shakespeareana the world has ever known.

One of the pleasures of "The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare" is the skillful way it brings a long-ago, faraway place to vivid life and shows us surprising similarities between our own fame-drunk, sensation-addicted culture and the crazes and obsessions of that earlier time/5(5).

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Doug Stewart’s The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare takes us back to an era when Shakespeare’s work and art was a subject that was on everyone’s mind. The story of William-Henry Ireland’s spectacular rise and fall, it captures our fascination with Shakespeare, the cult of celebrity, and our willingness, even eagerness, to be duped when there’s an opportunity to get a little closer to greatness.

“Doug Stewart provides the reader with interesting speculation on why there are so few documents in existence that were products of Shakespeare’s hand Littered throughout the narrative are gossipy bits about literary notables, c.as well as the incredible account of those who should have known better desperately believing the forgeries were the real thing In The Boy Who Would Be.

Well-researched, witty, and informative, The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare almost reads like a work of fiction. I was engrossed from beginning to end. After all, the idea that this teenager was able to convince anyone that his writings were Shakespeare’s is absurd - and yet, it happened.

Stewart’s account of how and why it happened is. The boy who would be Shakespeare: a tale of forgery and folly. [Doug Stewart] -- Discusses the forgeries of William Henry Ireland, who produced letters, poetry, and a full-length play attributed to William Shakespeare, and describes the antiquarian fad culture that embraced the Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Doug Stewart, the author of The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly, will be joining us for a reading and discussion of a fascinating literary hoax.

In the winter ofa frustrated young writer named William Henry Ireland stood petrified in his father's study as two of England's most esteemed scholars interrogated him about a tattered piece of paper that he claimed. In the winter ofa frustrated young writer named William Henry Ireland stood petrified in his father’s study as two of England’s most esteemed scholars interrogated him about a tattered piece of paper that he claimed to have found in an old trunk.

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Barrie. With "The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare," journalist Doug Stewart has written an eminently readable and even suspenseful book, centered on Ireland's 18 months amid scorched ink and ancient.

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