Shakespeare’s Lost Plays

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014

Much of the drama written in the English Renaissance has disappeared.

Time can be unkind to materials as fragile as paper and ink, and during Shakespeare’s lifetime and for about a century after his death, plays – even his – were not thought to be worth much trouble. The paper they were written on was useful for lining pie tins, starting fires, or wiping bottoms in the privy: why let it sit unused and unread on a shelf?

Even so, we know a tantalizing thing or two about some of what has been lost. You can learn more about Shakespeare’s lost works here:

Or, you can dive into Interred With Their Bones.

Also, see my post on the moment of discovery that set me on the road to writing Interred.




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