Teaser Tuesdays: Contested Will by James Shapiro

Still prepping for arguments about Anonymous — which still hasn’t made it to Key West — by reading up on the Shakespeare authorship issue. My current title is Contested Will by James Shapiro, acquired via Interlibrary Loan (thanks, Alachua County!). Here’s my teaser:

“This was no parlor game for Twain, nor was his interest in Shakespeare and the authorship question a passing fancy. Quite the contrary; no writer of his day had wrestled longer with both.” – p. 131

Want to play along? Check out all the Teasers in the Comments section of the Should Be Reading blog — post your own link or, if you don’t have a blog, just post your teaser in the comment. Happy reading!



Filed under biography, nonfiction, Teaser Tuesday

4 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays: Contested Will by James Shapiro

  1. interesting! Seems like an intriguing read!
    Trish – My Tease

  2. Amy

    Great teaser! I definitely need to check this one out – thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Here’s mine:

  3. This one does sound fascinating…thanks for sharing.

    Here’s MY TT POST and

  4. I’m mystified. I thought we all knew that Will-I-Am Shake-Spear was the nom de plume of Francis Bacon. My old chum Manly P. Hall was quite specific on that point in his magnum opus, “The Secret Teachings of All Ages” back in ’28. I really can’t believe that anyone seriously entertains the notion that the dimwit from Stratford who knew, “Small Latin, and less Greek” and who possessed hardly a book could have produced such an august corpus.


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