Shakespeare's Conspirator: The Woman, The Writer, The Clues
An historical novel about Amelia Bassano Lanier and the mysteries of Shakespeare's Legacy
AMELIA BASSANO LANIER, SHUNNED BY THEATER OWNERS FOR BEING A WOMAN, SEALS A RISKY PACT WITH YOUNG SHAKESPEARE-- BUT EMBEDS A WEB OF CLUES POINTING TO HER AUTHORSHIP.
A NOVEL ABOUT THE JEWISH WOMAN WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE'S SCRIPTS
Brimming with intrigue, SHAKESPEARE'S CONSPIRATOR shatters beliefs about the world's greatest playwright. Did he really write the thirty-seven plays credited to him?
It's 1587. Shakespeare is struggling to launch his career. Finally he persuades James Burbage, a theater owner, to stage Henry VI. Burbage is one of several proprietors who refused to look at Amelia Bassano's comedic script. Infuriated after being blocked at every turn, she reluctantly seals a secret pact with Shakespeare. So begins a fiery relationship that triggers suspicions, plots to expose them, and grave dangers.
Craving recognition and ways to break through, Amelia pursues illicit relationships with Elizabethan luminaries while becoming a controversial advocate for women. Scandals and complications follow as her life takes dreadful turns. When Shakespeare pressures her to write a soul-tormenting script, she fears being exposed as a hidden Jew, a felony in Elizabethan England. Undeterred, she embeds hints to her authorship and true identity in Shakespeare's plays. But not everyone is deceived. In this captivating story, the web of secrets and trail of clues reveals a perilous and cloaked Shakespearean world.
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