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Re: Britannia Rules
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1098  Thursday, 5 June 2003

From:           Geralyn Horton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 23:21:09 -0400
Subject: 14.1086 Britannia Rules
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1086 Britannia Rules

My husband presented me with a signed copy of the book after we attended
an S/F discussion of Alternative History where Turtledove was a
panelist.

I didn't find it wildly improbable, as I have some other efforts to use
WS as a character in a novel, and I enjoyed the way the author put comic
character bits and colorful "Shakespearean" phrases where WS can pick
them up for later -- unnovelized--use.   But the verse attributed to WS
and extravagantly admired by Lope de Vega and other knowledgeable sorts
rings false to me, and the betrayals and dangers of the plot don't seem
to resonate.  When I put the book down I have no immediate urge to pick
it up again.    I will finish it, but when.......??

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