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Fools and Mortals

Summary Fools and Mortals Summary ✓ Fools and Mortals 102 Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary And potential fortune but also the lives of his fellow players Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city To avoid the gallows he must play the part of a lifetime Showcasing the superb storytelling skill that has won Bernard Cornwell international renown Fools and Mortals is a richly portrayed tour de force that brings to life a vivid world of intricate stagecraft fierce competition and consuming ambiti. 35 stars was my original rating but having reviewed it now I realise I got a lot from the history so I m rounding up to a full 4 starsI m not sure that staunch fans of Bernard Cornwell would love this I have loved some of his work but overall it s too focused on war battles and fighting This is not action packed in a way that Cornwell lovers will be used to So this story set in Elizabethan times was a novel I was looking forward to I am also picky about stories set in Tudor times There s a lot of fiction on the market about spies and the fervour against CatholicsWhat we do get is the same context obviously but framed through the eyes of the theatreEntertainment had been mobile until this point in history Players and entertainers travelled from town to town spreading news singing songs and providing people outside of big cities with opportunities of fun and showmanship It was only right at the end of the 16th century that permanent theatres started to be built And h

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Summary Fools and Mortals Summary ✓ Fools and Mortals 102 Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling action packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother Lord what fools these mortals be In the heart of Elizabethan England Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses a world dominated by his older brother William But h. Bernard Cornwell takes us into the Elizabethan era and the world of the theatre evolving from a transient company of players touring London and other towns to the birth of permanent theatre with buildings built solely for this purpose The popularity of plays with audiences puts pressure for new plays on a continuous basis leading to a demand for writers to satisfy the demands of growing audiences At the same time the chill winds of Puritanism drive a desire to destroy the growing bastion of the theatre and its association with bawdiness criminal elements and seen to be a threat to the god fearing and austere section of Protestantism If the Puritans had their way players and writers would be purged and to enforce their views are the Pursuivants aka the Percies raiding theatres and pursuing Catholics and those they deem criminal with the power to hang people However the aristocracy and royalty are eually determined to support and sponsor this source of popular entertainmen

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Summary Fools and Mortals Summary ✓ Fools and Mortals 102 Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary E is a penniless actor making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face petty theft and a silver tongue As William’s star rises Richard’s onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyaltySo when a priceless manuscript goes missing suspicion falls upon Richard forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and freuently brutal London Entangled in a high stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career. Hmm perhaps this was a bad choice for my first foray into the world of Bernard Cornwell I ve seen his books around for years and after my recent binge read and love of Ken Follett s epic Pillars of the Earth trilogy I was longing for some historical fiction This was just so bland and tame in comparison thoughGlancing around reviews I see that this is outside of the author s usual comfort zone making me think I should maybe try The Last Kingdom or The Winter King instead I cannot say for sure whether I was just really uninterested in the subject matter of Fools and Mortals theatre or whether Cornwell didn t do it very well All I know is that the characters didn t excite me the story didn t grab me and I finished this relatively short book feeling relieved I d managed to push throughFools and Mortals introduces us to Richard Shakespeare brother of the famous William Shakespeare and an aspiring actor in Elizabethan England who constantly finds himself in his brother s shadow

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Fools and Mortals
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • English
  • 05 August 2020
  • 9780007504114

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals Hmmm not sure about this one Did I like it? Yes in parts but then other parts fell flat for meIn the latter years of the sixteenth century the professional theatre as we know it was born Prior to this time there

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    Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary Summary Fools and Mortals Bernard Cornwell takes us into the Elizabethan era and the world of the theatre evolving from a transient company of players touring London and other towns to the birth of permanent theatre with buildings built solely for this purpose The popularity of plays with audiences puts pressure for new plays on a continuous basis leading to a dema

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals This feel good adventure in the Elizabethan era is full of detail and emotion Slow to build but well worth the investment it follows Richard Shakespeare theatre player and resentful sibling to the talented Will Not immediately likeable this is a journey of Richard's growth as much as anything else and through his experiences we are

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    Summary Fools and Mortals Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary EBOOK Fools and Mortals Hmm perhaps this was a bad choice for my first foray into the world of Bernard Cornwell I've seen his books around for years and after my recent binge read and love of Ken Follett's epic Pillars of the Earth trilogy I was lo

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals UPDATE Just got an eReaderI alert this is 299 in the US Kindle Store 100% worth itSo I took my sweet time finishing this one but there was so much to savor about it There seems to have been a revived interest in William Shakespeare this year w

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    Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary EBOOK Fools and Mortals 4 stars ⛤⛤⛤⛤It is obvious while reading this that Bernard Cornwell's new hobby is acting in theatre His well researched tale about the performance of A Mid Summer Nights Dream at the wedding of their sponsors daughter in 1795 at which u

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell ç 2 Summary My first Bernard Cornwell and I loved every second of itSet in the Elizabethan era this follows a group of theatrical players as they battle against the disreputable name of their trade to hone their craft and st

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals 35 stars was my original rating but having reviewed it now I realise I got a lot from the history so I’m rounding up to a full 4 starsI’m not sure that staunch fans of Bernard Cornwell would love this I have loved some of his work but overall it’s too focused on war battles and fighting This is not action packed in a way that Cornwell lovers will be used to So this story set in Elizabethan times was a

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals For my full review visit me at has written a lot of books and this is my first “date” with him I was enchanted by the Elizabethan setting and enticed by the Shakespeare theme And this is what I enjoyed the m

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    EBOOK Fools and Mortals I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewShakespeare? Check Intrigue? Check Plenty of fun? Check I'm soldDespite having watched The Last Kingdom on TV I've never got around to reading any books by Bernard Cornwell so I was delighted to give this one a go And very entertaining it was too The protagonist is Richard Shakespeare the younger and better looking brother of William Shakespear

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