Working title: Shakespeare’s Secret
This is a brief summary of my current writing project. My aim is to finish this book by the middle of 2015. I was inspired to write this during a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this year, when I began to wonder about how Shakespeare would be received in the 21st century. I am not represented by any literary agent, this is just writing for pleasure but I do hope to self publish – unless of course someone wants to snap up the rights before I go to press!
In 1616 William Shakespeare died a few months after his daughters wedding (Judith) to a notorious character Thomas Quinney. The cause of Shakespeare’s death is unknown. It is generally thought that he died on April 23rd, the same day as his birth, as well as being St Georges day – the patron saint of England. He was 52 years of age. The circumstances of his death have never been satisfactorily explained. To this day rumours of lost plays still exist – could there be a connection between his untimely death, Quinney and and one of the lost plays?
In 2014 India London, a young Shakespeare enthusiast, get’s a break with a new job at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England as an Assistant Stage Manager. What she discovers on a late night walk after opening night is too ridiculous to be true or even possible, yet all the evidence is convincing.
400 years apart, can these separate sequences of events somehow be connected?