"Fascinating account of Shakespeare in lust." - Telegraph , 4* (UK)
Patron? Collaborator? Employer? Voyeur? Lover?
Questioned about the nature of his relationship with the 3rd Earl of Southampton, William Shakespeare is on trial.
The evidence: tender poems, financial dependency, attempted revolution.
A compelling new drama set in Elizabethan England - a powder keg of sex, politics and power.
About the Author
Nick Dear 's plays include Lunch in Venice, Power, The Villains' Opera, Zenobia, In the Ruins, Food of Love, The Art of Success, Pure Science, and Temptation. His adaptations include Summerfolk (after Gorky); Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (after Molière); The Last Days of Don Juan (after Tirso de Molina). His screenplays include Persuasion, The Turn of the Screw, Cinderella, The Gambler, Byron, Eroica and Agatha Christie's Poirot. He has also written extensively for BBC Radio, beginning with his first play, Matter Permitted (1980).
What People are Saying About This
"An intelligent, playful piece of writing about friendship, class, privilege, commerce, and the theatre, as well as the way we engage with history." - The Stage