The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1892 Friday, 6 October 2000.
Date: Thursday, 5 Oct 2000 22:06:43 +0100
Subject: 11.1878 Re: Detective Shakespeare
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1878 Re: Detective Shakespeare
I'm not quite sure that it counts as a "detective novel", but Nigel
Dennis' magnificent +Cards of Identity+ (1955) culminates in a
performance of that well-known Shakespeare play, +The Prince of Antioch+
[text provided in the novel] in which a character dies in the course of
the performance of the play.
Much of its time, both in terms of Shakespearean criticism [the theme of
identity] and politics [the Abbey of Redeemed Communists], but still
pungent, like well-aged mustard.