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Shakespeare Humourous Novel
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1819  Tuesday, 5 October 2004

[1]     From:   William Sutton <
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        Date:   Monday, 4 Oct 2004 04:39:10 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Shakespeare Humourous Novel....

[2]     From:   Allen Lyne <
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        Date:   Monday, 4 Oct 2004 15:20:23 +0930
        Subj:   New Book


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From:           William Sutton <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Oct 2004 04:39:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Shakespeare Humourous Novel....

I got notice of this e-book through my website. I read the sample
chapter and it was fun. Maybe some other list members might be interested...

My new novel "Shakespeare is alive and well and living in Sun City" was
e-published by Books Unbound last week.  This may be of interest to the
members of your society, and if you judge that to be the case, you might
like to pass on the information.

So far the book is in e-book form only, but a print edition is to follow.

The book is in the genre of humour.  It starts with the question "What
it Shakespeare was cursed by Hecate to live forever along with every
character he ever created."  I can't say too much more without giving
the plot away, but have appended a short synopsis below.

If you would like to read the first 3 chapters, they are available on
the Books Unbound site at:

www.booksunbound.com/bssa.html....

Not exactly scholarly but an example of new media and Shakespearean
interest.

Yours,
William Sutton
www.iloveshakespeare.com

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From:           Allen Lyne <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Oct 2004 15:20:23 +0930
Subject:        New Book

[Editor's Note: I received the same notice.]

Dear Hardy,

My new novel "Shakespeare is alive and well and living in Sun City" was
e-published by Books Unbound last weeks.  This may be of interest to the
members of your society, and if you judge that to be the case, you might
like to pass on the information.

So far the book is in e-book form only, but a print edition is to follow.

The book is in the genre of humour.  It starts with the question "What
it Shakespeare was cursed by Hecate to live forever along with every
character he ever created."  I can't say too much more without giving
the plot away, but have appended a short synopsis below.

If you would like to read the first 3 chapters, they are available on
the Books Unbound site at

www.booksunbound.com/bssa.html

Thank you for your consideration.

Allen Lyne

Jeffrey Case is a taxi driver who wants to play Hamlet.

He does!  Once!

Jeffrey is called in as understudy at two hours notice and gives the
most execrable performance of Hamlet in the history of theatre.  It is a
performance that is seen by every influential critic and arts'
administrator in the country.  Other more shadowy figures see it as
well.  There are consequences.

In a high-rise apartment building a group of people reside.  All of them
are costumed as characters from Shakespeare's plays. The man living in
the penthouse apartment looks and dresses like Shakespeare.  Strange
chants and imprecations come from a windowless room on the 2nd floor.
Mysterious ice-cream vans arrive and depart from behind an impenetrable
high fence at this location.

Jeffrey Case stumbles into a nightmare world of drugs, sex, magic and
Shakespeare as he tries to unravel the mystery of the severed head and
the two-hundred thousand dollars mysteriously left in his taxi by the
beautiful redhead in the silky green dress.

The book is set around an outdoor production of 'A Midsummer-Night's
Dream'.  Many of the things that happen to the characters echo events in
the play.  Even the reason for the modern outdoor production is a mirror
to the original production.

Is Shakespeare really alive?  Who are the mysterious characters?  Who is
running the drugs' business in Jeffrey's hometown of Sun City?

Will Jeffrey ever get laid?  Will he ever get to bed?


Allen Lyne's Books & Plays  www.bearly.net
"A Handicap for the Devil?"
"Shakespeare is alive & well & living in Sun City."
Novels by Allen Lyne
www.booksunbound.com

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