Sunday, June 28, 2015
A detailed picture of Elizabethan life
Well researched biography of the formidable self styled Dowager Countess, Lady Elizabeth Russell. Unapologetic, fearless, and willing to battle, she spearheaded a group determined to keep William Shakespeare's acting troupe from preforming in Blackfriars Theaters. Lost in history, Chris Laoutaris brings the infamous "Grey Lady," back to life, giving a reader a window into the climate of Elizabethan England, as well as a backdrop to the birth of the Globe theatre. This is a detailed book about the life and times of people who influenced the court. It is said that art imitates life, and perhaps Shakespeare was even moved enough to use his adversary Russell when he created some of his most vile female characters.
Carole P. Roman