Written in 1928, Williams' dramatic verse encapsulates the imagined circumstances of Shakespeare's experiences whilst writing his plays, and includes extracts of his plays within the scenes. Presented in two parts, Williams portrays the myth of Shakespeare, the man: at the Court, amongst friends, and as a working dramatist. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the 'Inklings' literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. For Williams, spiritual exchanges were an undercurrent to life, and his literary explorations into Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.
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