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The Slaying of the Shrew #2020

The Slaying of the Shrew Will Shakespeare Symington Tuck Smythe and their band of thespian associates are contracted to provide entertainment at a rural estate as part of a large wedding pageant When the headstrong bride tu

  • Title: The Slaying of the Shrew
  • Author: Simon Hawke
  • ISBN: 9780765342942
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Slaying of the Shrew By Simon Hawke, Will Shakespeare, Symington Tuck Smythe, and their band of thespian associates are contracted to provide entertainment at a rural estate as part of a large wedding pageant.When the headstrong bride turns up dead, and overheard conversations contain conspiratorial plots against the families involved, Will and Tuck must once again pull double duty as thespians and sleuthsWill Shakespeare, Symington Tuck Smythe, and their band of thespian associates are contracted to provide entertainment at a rural estate as part of a large wedding pageant.When the headstrong bride turns up dead, and overheard conversations contain conspiratorial plots against the families involved, Will and Tuck must once again pull double duty as thespians and sleuths to solve the case of The Slaying of the Shrew.

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    1. I liked this book better than Mystery of Errors because the mystery is so much harder to figure out.But at the same time I was dissapointed that the only thing used from Shakespeare s The Taming Of The Shrew was the name Catherine I was hoping to see that play s plot line in the story Instead you will find element s from the great tragedies such as Romeo Juliet, Hamlet, And even Macbeth Even with the afore mentioned hints you still won t figure out who dunnit until the shocking end.This a tale [...]

    2. The second funny installment of Simon Hawke s Shakespeare series Action packed, silly, and entertaining Fun to spot all the allusions and quotes from Shakespeare s plays.

    3. Disclaimer It s pretty light on history, but what s there except for Shakespeare s actual actions for purposes of story seems accurate.Imagine the royal court of the Elizabethan Era Shakespeare s, not our current one and all of the hangers on in Elizabeth s entourage In The Slaying of the Shrew, Simon Hawke has a character describe the royal procession as Elizabeth s sycophantic pilot fish p 133 I love this type of verbal imagery, much like the very complimentary comment that Will Shakespeare ye [...]

    4. Author Simon Hawke or whatever name he goes by these daysI guess the IRS knows strikes another sort of historical light mystery with bodies aplenty by the end Smythe s character seems a bit too prolix at times for a nineteen year old even in those days, in odd contrast to the young witty Shakespeare who clearly is absorbing all styles of language and pronouncements around him like a sponge, filing them away for later use Actually this sub text I found most entertaining of all Hawke seems to have [...]

    5. I surprised myself by enjoying the first book in this series In the spirit of Shakespeare in Love, Hawke has mixed historical intrigue with a dash of humor Unfortunately, in the second outing, the historical facts overshadow the mystery I had the distinct impression that Hawke was at times just proudly spouting out the newest facts he had researched No one likes a showoff Even if we are all prone to being one However, in the last section of the book, Hawke does manage end with a good dose of app [...]

    6. What a fun series and a quick read This book is in my opinion even better than the first in the series The author uses very good diction, a mix of modern and Shakespearean language, with a healthy influx of Shakespeare s original phrases While this is not a scholarly work on The Bard and his times, there is plenty to learn through this meditation on Shakespeare s character as well as by being immersed in his London and its environs The author s knowledge of Shakespeare and his works clearly shin [...]

    7. The boys Shakespeare and Smythe and the Queens Men go on tour This is an opportunity for Shakespeare to try out his first new play before an audience of potentional patrons And he has the chance to impress the players as well The first stop, a newly rich merchant whose daughter is marrying up But all falls apart on the wedding day.There is some skillful writing here Just when you think you know were the story line is going, there is a right turn Once again, it s great fun in Elizebethian England [...]

    8. I knew i read the first book in this series but couldn t remember why i never read them all Then i got to this book and remembered I m not finished yet ,but I want to punch Elizabeth in the head And I m a woman I hope the writer gets further into why she d put such a spoiled, rude, condescending and mean girl as her idol cause I don t get it It does get betterMostly because Sir William shows up and there s the mystery of the Irishman.

    9. Sadly the book took several days to get into, there was far too much exposition by Smythe and not nearly enough action The middle part was rather a bit of a slog, but suddenly at about two thirds of the way the action kicked in and Smythe stopped thinking and started doing The last third of the book moved rapidly and the end was perfectly wonderful in it s satire and literary allusions.

    10. I had to force myself to finish this book However, once I was actually forcing myself to read it, it was a quick read I can see why some people would enjoy the little story, but it s simple and way too cute for my taste There is absolutely no character development I think I m going to leave this book club This is the second book in a row that is not to my liking at all.

    11. Very clever use of quotes from the plays, creating source material from events that happen around Shakespeare as a young man just come to London and his friends I quite enjoyed it It s the second book in a series and I m waiting for the first one to arrive at my local library I put in a request for it.

    12. Another fun Elizabethan murder mystery in the Shakespeare and Smythe series I liked this a bit better than Mystery of Errors 1 some of the rough edges in the series seem to be smoothed off Like it s predecessor, this book it built around a fairly improbably murder inspired by Shakespeare s works Very readable and pretty decent history without being dry.

    13. One of four so far clever whodunnits set in Shakespeare s Elizabethan London, starring the unlikely pair of investigators, John Smythe would be actor and Shakespeare himself playwright and part time sleuth.

    14. The fur was flying and the bodies were dropping by the end of this Shakespeare and Smythe mystery I like how certain scenes and or dialogue mimick the actual works of Shakespeare Not that these books are just the plays and sonnets pasted together though.

    15. Enjoyable read, though with Shakespeare playing a somewhat lesser role in this one and never getting his new play performed I like the idea of peeking to see what real life experiences might have fed Shakespeare s genius.

    16. I give it only two stars because it seemed to be heavier or the nomenclature of clothes and weapons than on plot.

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