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Shakespeare's Bed
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1865  Friday, 8 October 2004

From:           Susan Brock <
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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

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