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Not Wisely but Too Well [NOOK Book]

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How did Will Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon, the son of illiterate parents, with barely a grammar school education, become the greatest playwright the English theatre will ever know? How did he learn his craft? How did he gain the knowledge his plays display? What was his own experience of the love, passion, pain and ambition he wrote into every line? This is the story of how that journey began. Having run foul of the local authorities, Will Shakspere is driven out of his home town and goes to London where he ...
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Not Wisely but Too Well

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Overview

How did Will Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon, the son of illiterate parents, with barely a grammar school education, become the greatest playwright the English theatre will ever know? How did he learn his craft? How did he gain the knowledge his plays display? What was his own experience of the love, passion, pain and ambition he wrote into every line? This is the story of how that journey began. Having run foul of the local authorities, Will Shakspere is driven out of his home town and goes to London where he is welcomed into the Burbage family who have built London’s first playhouse. There Will finds himself at the centre of the English theatre, its touring companies, its revolutionary playwrights, its creativity, passions and rivalries. There he meets the men that will steer him towards his destiny, the actor Richard Burbage, and the playwright, Christopher Marlowe. There he finds not only love, passion and pain, but his muse and inspiration.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045088381
  • Publisher: Pauline Montagna
  • Publication date: 11/14/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 617 KB

Meet the Author

Pauline Montagna was born into an Italian family in Melbourne, Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University, Pauline joined the Department of Social Security where it was decided that someone with a major in French would be perfect for the Finance section. Fortunately for them, as the daughter of shopkeepers, Pauline had a good head for figures.Over many years, Pauline pursued her developing accounting skills through a wide variety of workplaces including the Australian film industry which eventually took her to Perth. There she decided to return to university and qualify as a teacher, graduating from Edith Cowan and Murdoch Universities with Graduate Diplomas in Language Studies and Education.After returning to Melbourne, Pauline continued teaching English as a Second Language while she completed a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing.Pauline has self-published three books, Not Wisely but Too Well, an historical novel about the young William Shakespeare, The Slave, an historical romance set in Medieval Italy and Suburban Terrors, a short story collection. These are available in print and as ebooks from her website at paulinemontagna.net
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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Interesting read

    A different twist on a young Shakespeare.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    I've been reading this on my nook and had to stop and think abou

    I've been reading this on my nook and had to stop and think about what I was reading. The book opens with a letter from a Prof. F., an introduction by the author, and a letter from Henry Condell. Was this fiction or nonfiction? It wasn't until I visited Montagna's blog that I learned it is a novel and the first in a series to boot! Well done, Ms Montagna. I'm sure that when I finish this, I will be looking forward to it's sequel.

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