by Kay Bellinger

“All the world’s a stage
And all the men and women merely players”
(As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7)

This seems particularly true of the mythological and historical folk who
have inspired The Bard. William Shakespeare used his knowledge of the
classics, history and the Elizabethan men and women who were in the
public eye, to bring to life his characters and give them depth and differing
character traits.

This book takes a look at the stories, whether fact or fable, that gave
Shakespeare his ideas and gives indications of what may have motivated
the characters in the plays to act as they did.

See the Table of Contents
Read the Foreword by D J Etchell
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