The Shakespeare Conspiracy
The Shakespeare Conspiracy, from award-winning writer and poet Sandra Hochman, is a fantastic tale about William Shakespeare’s marriage to Anne Hathaway. The story is told from the perspective of Hathaway, who was more than just a wife. Hochman argues that she was a mistress, inspiration, muse, helper, and collaborator. The book imagines that a diary of Hathaway is found that provides details about Shakespeare’s career and Anne’s role in his career. She was also a writer of prose and songs, and one hears some of them in this telling.
Shakespeare is a source of confusion and controversy for those with a biographical interest, and here is a female perspective on the immortal bard. There are still debates and argument about who he was and if he wrote all of his wonderful plays and poems. He has survived the ages and remains a source of inspiration still for many. Here told are some of the struggles he had surviving the theater of his time and the royal court. Shakespeare knew royalty and some of the celebrities of his day, some of whom met an untimely demise. Hochman provides an inspiring tale here about his protective and inspiring wife, Hathaway, who in this tale had a front-row seat in his life. A great, inspiring revision for women, even if a bit bawdy like their times.