I've been on an (extremely minor) Shakespeare jag -- without actually reading Shakespeare -- in preparation for arguing with people about the upcoming movie Anonymous. More on that later. In the meantime, here's my Teaser, in accordance with the book meme hosted by Should Be Reading (to play along, go to that blog and post your own link or teaser). I'm just finishing Bill Bryson's Shakespeare biography, which is part of the Eminent Lives series and thus not a giant tome:
"We would know even less about the business and structure of Elizabethan theatrical life were it not for the diary and related papers of Philip Henslowe, proprietor of the Rose and Fortune theaters. Henslowe was a man of many parts, not all of them entirely commendable."