Shakespeare and the Countess: the Battle That Gave Birth to the Globe by Chris Laoutaris

Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe - Chris Laoutaris

Shakespeare and the Countess: the Battle That Gave Birth to the Globe

Chris Laoutaris

Hardcover, 528 pages

Published June 15th 2015 by Pegasus Books (first published April 1st 2014)       

ISBN 1605987921 (ISBN13: 9781605987927) 

 

Shakespeare and the Countess is a well researched study on Lady Elizabeth Russell(the Grey Lady), of Elizabethan politics, and how Shakespeare moved from the Blackfriars Theater to the Globe. The biggest issue with this book is the length and the amount of information it actually contains.
I am not a history or Shakespearean scholar, but I did find that, while slow moving because of amount covered in the book, was not overly difficult to get through. Yes, someone who studies history, politics, or Shakespeare may get more out of it, but it definitely is an interesting read, especially about Lady Russell's political pull at that time.


****This book was received in a Goodreads Firstreads giveaway from publisher, Pegasis.****
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