2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1865  Friday, 8 October 2004

From:           Susan Brock <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 7 Oct 2004 17:53:45 +0100
Subject: 15.1848 Shakespeare's Bed
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1848 Shakespeare's Bed

James Barrie had a similar idea in his play 'Shakespeare's Legacy' which
he wrote for the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death in 1916 as a
fundraiser for war work. It was produced at Drury Lane Theatre on 14
April and was published privately later in the same year by Clement
Shorter. The young heroine, Mrs Bantry a Scot, claimed Shakespeare,
whose name was originally William Hardshaft, as an ancestor. William,
she claimed, had sent his BEST bed back to Scotland with the mattress
stuffed with MSS which included a revue called 'Hello Bacon' and an
autobiography 'My Life and How I Made a Mess of It'.

Susan Brock

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Search

Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.