The Lost Shakespeare Play is based on the true story of a theatrical scandal that hit Richard Brinsley Sheridan's Drury Lane Theatre in the 1790s. A document uncovered by 19-year-old William Henry Ireland is heralded as a lost play by William Shakespeare. The play, entitled Vortigern, causes a sensation in literary circles, and many - experts and laypeople alike - are utterly convinced of its authenticity.Stinton quotes from the "real" text of Vortigern, so you get a real flavor of it, and Stinton also has written an impressive original speech in heroic couplets.
A work can achieve instant fame -
become all the rage -
if you simply paste Shakespeare's name
on the author page.