" An interesting biography, especially since so little is known of Shakespeare's life. My only problem with this book was how much of it was based on the plays and sonnets. We cannot know that an attitude a writer expresses is a reflection of his own feelings on a subject, especially when he is portraying either historical figures, or well-known characters in the public mind. The fact that the largest part of his work was written for the stage, not to be read, would indicate even more that his characters would have to be larger than life, and they all can't reflect his beliefs. The background information about the historical world he lived in was interesting if not new, and the book was well-written. "
— Vera, 2/6/2014