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

Author(s): Chris Laoutaris


"Fabulous! Ground-breaking ...a gripping tale that enables us to see Shakespeare in a new light". (Alison Weir). In November 1596 a woman signed a document which would nearly destroy the career of William Shakespeare...Who was the woman who played such an instrumental, yet little known, role in Shakespeare's life? Never far from controversy when she was alive - she sparked numerous riots and indulged in acts of bribery, breaking-and-entering, and kidnapping - Elizabeth Russell has been edited out of public memory, yet the chain of events she set in motion would be the making of Shakespeare as we all know him today. Providing new pieces to the puzzle, Chris Laoutaris' thrilling biography reveals for the first time the life of this extraordinary woman, and why she decided to wage her battle against Shakespeare.

2014. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by light age tanning to the edges of the text block. The d/w is unclipped and also near fine with light edge and panel rubbing.


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Fabulous! Chris Laoutaris reveals an untold story about William Shakespeare, uncovered by his ground-breaking research into the life and exploits of a formidable woman, Elizabeth Russell. It's a gripping tale that enables us to see Shakespeare in a new light. Elizabeth Russell, unjustly infamous in legend, deserves to be better known, and this new biography does her full justice. I could not recommend it highly enough. -- Alison Weir

General Fields

  • : 9781905490967
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.728
  • : March 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 528
  • : 725.8220942164
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Chris Laoutaris