Through his researches in the rich archive of 16th and 17th century manuscripts and documents at the Middle Temple in London, where he is a senior barrister, Anthony Arlidge has revealed that Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was commissioned for performance there in 1602. Middle Temple Hall is the only building surviving from Shakespeare’s time where it is known that one of his plays had its first night. In the course of the book, Anthony Arlidge describes in detail the background of the contemporary legal world, and brings to life the extravagant literary and social milieu of the Elizabethan Inns of Court in all its complexity. Shakespeare and the Prince of Love is written in such a way that it will have a strong appeal to the general reader as well as to Shakespeare enthusiasts, students of English literature, and historians.
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Table of Contents"Twelfth Night" Or "What You Will"
The Greasy Pole
The Mermaid Club
What's In A Name? Sources
Postscript: "Troilus And Cressida"
The Original Performance. Appendices: Later Performances
The Revels Of 1597/8.