Shakespeare’s Last Play
Today I’ve put up a free publication here at the Sixteen Press site: it’s called Shakespeare’s Last Play and it’s a bit of an experiment, a novella in dramatic form, part narrative, part dialogue, set in the final year of Shakespeare’s life.
In retirement in Stratford, William Shakespeare is trying to keep a precarious peace in his household and his own heart. But when his friends Ben Jonson, Michael Drayton and John Hemmings come for a visit, the past is revived and old ghosts arise. And just what is his spivvy son in law Thomas Quiney up to?
A mix of drama and comedy, this novella in dramatic form imagines what it might have been like to be the writer in retirement, away from the bright lights of the London stage.