No Bed for Bacon

No Bed for Bacon Warning to Scholars This book is fundamentally unsound Master Will Shakespeare and his struggles to finish his new play are at the center of this classic satire of Elizabethan England said by ma

  • Title: No Bed for Bacon
  • Author: Caryl Brahms S.J., Simon
  • ISBN: 9781585790159
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Warning to Scholars This book is fundamentally unsound Master Will Shakespeare and his struggles to finish his new play are at the center of this classic 1941 satire of Elizabethan England, said by many to be the inspiration behind the recent film Shakespeare in Love Joining Master Will in Brahms and Simon s comic mayhem are all the usual Elizabethan suspects, though Warning to Scholars This book is fundamentally unsound Master Will Shakespeare and his struggles to finish his new play are at the center of this classic 1941 satire of Elizabethan England, said by many to be the inspiration behind the recent film Shakespeare in Love Joining Master Will in Brahms and Simon s comic mayhem are all the usual Elizabethan suspects, though we see them in a most unusual, and hilarious, light Francis Bacon, for example, scheming for possession of one of the beds in which the Queen has slept and Walter Raleigh, staging an elaborate feast at which England s great will have their first taste of the mysterious Potato And then there s Viola Compton, stage struck Maid of Honour, who disguises herself as a boy player and catches the eye of the playwright himself Has Will found the muse he needs Is Shakespeare in love With an Introduction by Ned Sherrin.

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    1. Caryl Brahms, born Doris Caroline Abrahams was an English critic, novelist, and journalist specialising in the theatre and ballet She also wrote film, radio and television scripts.

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    1. It s a tribute to William Shakespeare that we are still interested in him, 400 years after his death His life provides just the right mix of known facts and mysteries We know the bare bones of his life who he married, how many children he had, details of his career, and elements of his reputation.What s missing are the personal details how did he feel about things What kind of person was he to work with What were his religious beliefs Was he a faithful husband Who was that Dark Lady of the sonne [...]


    2. Originally published on my blog here in September 1998.Caryl Brahms S.J Simon wrote four humorous historical novels together and this is probably both the silliest and funniest They have taken a sort of general idea of the Elizabethan period, as though culled from second rate popular histories and a good knowledge of the literature and stirred it all together as though everything in the period happened in a rush rather than during a reign of over forty years Characters from the 1560s rub shoulde [...]


    3. A fun, rollicking read satirising the Elizabethan era.I wonder if I m quite well educated enough to get all the jokes Parts of the book were laugh out loud funny In what manner that I have not already used, he asked Dick Burbage, can I bring a heroine to life who has been most dead HA SO TRUE , especially everything to do with Sir Walter Raleigh The book is fairly dry and straight faced, and I couldn t shake the feeling that some of the jokes were flying over my head.Even if some of them do, thi [...]


    4. So I bought this on a whim Basically because because some of the blurbs called it the basis for Shakespeare in Love one of my favorite movies and, while they do share some uncanny superficial similarities a girl boy player named Viola falling for a stressed out Shakespeare, the gleefully irreverent nature, blah, blah, blah , it is, for the most part, NOTHING AT ALL like Shakespeare in Love I mean, despite his name being in the subtitle, Shakespeare s story is mostly a subplot, and the bulk of th [...]


    5. It is time for the Queen s Revels and Elizabeth is on a tear It seems as if she will not be pleased with anything and anyone.Shakespeare has been commissioned to write a play but can t make up his mind The two theatres are major competitors and are out to destroy each other while being polite and courteous to each other s faces Essex is rebelling and Raleigh is worried how his new discovery will be liked or not liked He has just brought a new delicacy the potato to England and it is to be tasted [...]


    6. I first read this when I was at school in the 1960s and have returned to the authors recently It s still wry and sometimes outrightly funny and to me at least it has not dated Nicely written by Brahms and Simon.



    7. What a riot I read this years ago, and I am afraid it informs my interest in Shakespeare and Francis Bacon You would have to read this book to understand why that is alarming.


    8. In 1941, at the height of the London Blitz, two immigrants a Russian bridge player and a second generation Turkish ballet critic set out to write what would turn out to be one of the most quintessentially English comic novels ever written The two were both fire wardens, and when they weren t on duty together, they would leave each other cryptic notes in the watch s log, to the puzzlement of their fellow wardens.It may seem strange to review a book that was written almost three quarters of a cent [...]


    9. 1000 novels everyone must read the definitive listSelected by the Guardian s Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems from any decade and in any language Originally published in thematic supplements love, crime, comedy, family and self, state of the nation, science fiction and fantasy, war and travel they appear here for the first time in a single list.


    10. This one would have been lively enough illustrating, as it does hilariously, the theatrical milieu of Shakespeare, Burbage, their rivals and respective companies, but when you add a rousing account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and Raleigh s bungled introduction, to Elizabethan England, of the potato, well, fuck me, that s a Classic.


    11. Really funny, good for anyone who likes Shakespeare in Love, the Tudors or comedy Although it is completely inaccurate






    12. A comedy about Shakespeare Amusing and charmingly old fashioned, but not all that compelling, or possibly I wasn t in the mood skipped through the last part.




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