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by S. J. Simon,Caryl Brahms

  • ISBN: 158579015X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: S. J. Simon,Caryl Brahms
  • Subcategory: Humor & Satire
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Akadine Pr (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1634 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Brahms and Simon wrote with wit and imagination, and even more so with a great sense of the silly, the ridiculous, the absurd, the just . Still, "No Bed for Bacon" can definitely stand on its own. It's hilarious! Definitely worth the read.

Brahms and Simon wrote with wit and imagination, and even more so with a great sense of the silly, the ridiculous, the absurd, the just plain funny. This is a treat for anyone who has ever read anything about Shakespeare's life, and for anyone who has seen the film "Shakespeare in Love" (apparently unconnected), and for anyone who would just like a little more laughter.

To follow their Victorian book, Brahms and Simon went back to Elizabethan times, with No Bed for Bacon (1941). There is plenty of fun in the lighthearted fantasy recently perpetrated by Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon. Their book is irresponsible, irreverent, impudent, anachronistic, undocumented. The authors warn all scholars that it is also "fundamentally unsound. The authors warn all scholars that it is also "fundamentally unsound".

No Bed for Bacon book. Caryl Brahms & . Simon wrote four humorous historical novels together; and this is probably both the silliest and funniest

No Bed for Bacon book. Warning to Scholars: This book is fundamentally unsound. Simon wrote four humorous historical novels together; and this is probably both the silliest and funniest. They have taken a sort of general idea of the Elizabethan period, as though culled from second-rate popular histories and a good knowledge of the literature and stirred it all together as though everything in the period happened in a rush rather than during a reign of over forty years.

First published in 1941, No Bed for Bacon is a comic classic. Caryl Brahms (1901-82) was a ballet correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, a colourful figure in London's theatrical world and became a forceful governor of the National Theatre. Out of print since 1985, but much-discussed in the press following the release of the Oscar-showered film Shakespeare in Love, the novel fizzes with wit, warmth and the occasional custard pie. It is a festive celebration of 'The Great Bard' par excellence. Five o'clock and all's well in Merrie England. Simon (1904-48) was born in Manchuria, became one of Britain's most famous bridge players and was co-founder of the Acol System.

Автор: Brahms, Caryl, Simon, S J Название: No Bed For Bacon Издательство: Random . become the definitive study of Johannes Brahms.

Автор: Brahms, Caryl, Simon, S J Название: No Bed For Bacon Издательство: Random House Классификация: Пародии и розыгрыши ISBN: 055277894X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552778947 ISBN: 0-552-77894-X ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-552-77894-7 Обложка/Формат: Paperback Вес: . 88 кг. Дата издания: 3. 0 become the definitive study of Johannes Brahms.

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Caryl Brahms and S. Simon London: Michael Joseph, 1941. In an anticipation of the plot of the film Shakespeare in Love, Lady Viola Compton disguises herself as a boy, becomes a player, and falls in love with Shakespeare. In this version of history, the fire at the Globe theatre is started deliberately by the jealous Edward Alleyn and Philip Henslowe, and the book ends with the Essex rebellion and the first night of Twelfth Night at Court; Francises Drake and Bacon also appear, the latter scheming to acquire a bed that the Queen has slept in (hence the title).

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Caryl Brahms, S. Simon, Sim. June 7, 2012 History. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove No Bed for Bacon from your list?

Shakespeare's in love, perchance, in this rollicking send-up of the Age of Elizabeth.

With an Introduction by Ned Sherrin.


Reviews about No Bed for Bacon (7):
Thorgahuginn
Poor Shakespeare – he's trying his best to write his newest play, Love's Labor's Won, but the entire panoply of the theatre and the court seem to be conspiring against him. Brahms and Simon wrote with wit and imagination, and even more so with a great sense of the silly, the ridiculous, the absurd, the just plain funny. This is a treat for anyone who has ever read anything about Shakespeare's life, and for anyone who has seen the film "Shakespeare in Love" (apparently unconnected), and for anyone who would just like a little more laughter.
Helo
As expected.
roternow
Bought this copy because I had read it so many times my last one fell apart !

Shakespeare in Love plagiarised it quite well but still fell short of the original
Barit
A comic historical novel about Elizabethan England (well, sort of about Elizabethan England) written from a very 20th century point of view. The plot concerns a writers' block suffered by one W. Shakespeare, his entanglement with a lovely young lady named Viola, and a series of cameo appearances by a gallery of Elizabethan notables, from (of course) Francis Bacon to (of course) Gloriana. It had of course some sort of relationship to the movie "Shakespeare in Love" -- having read the book and seen the movie, I'm not quite sure what. An amusing book, though I don't think it is as funny as the authors' "Don't Mr. Disraeli". English majors, however, will revel in both.
Buridora
This enchanting little novel, first published in 1941, traces the intertwining adventures of Shakespeare's theater company and Elkizabeth's court, mingling historical figures and charmingly imagined fictions. Shakespeare, intent on his new play, Love's Labors Wonne, can't be bothered to pay attention to the new production of Henry VIII. Sir Francis Bacon dances around the outskirts of the theater, while parsimonious Lord Burghley and ambitious Sir Walter Raleign pursue their own schemes. Dagglebelt the jester tries (unsuccessfully) to juggle pumpkins while Will Kempe discovers with delight the comic possibilities of a pail of whitewash dumped over Richard Burbage's unsuspecting head. To the modern reader there are all sorts of hints of the film, Shakespeare in Love, but this book was written more than fifty years earlier, and has an air of lunatic delight all its own.
Nirn
This novel jumbles up a host of characters from the Elizabethan Age in golorious confusion. Shakespeare trying to write his masterpiece 'Love's Labour's Won' and trying to decide how to spell his name, Sir Walter Raleigh desperate to get a new cloak and introduce the Potato at court, Francis Bacon scheming to get his hands on one of Queen Elizabeth's used beds, the Queen herself trying not to make up her mind about anything. Fictional characters mingle with the real ones, particularly Viola, the lady-in-waiting in love with the theatre and wanting to be a player, disguising herself as a boy so she can join Shakespeare's company and then falling in love with him. Sounds familiar? Yes, but Brahms and Simon did it first, and funnier.
Morad
Disjointed collection of anecdotes featuring Elizabeth I of England and her subjects, including William Shakespeare's "romance" with Lady Viola Compton.

I had heard this was a hysterical satire of Elizabethan court life. I don't think I cracked a smile during the whole book; any humor is of the pie-in-the-face variety, and slapstick has never amused me. The portrayal of the real characters is accurate as far as I can tell, particularly Queen Elizabeth (who was a brilliant woman and clever statesman but demanded that her courtiers gush over her beauty even when she was a raddled old woman). There IS no romance, and I really have to wonder whether Lady Viola existed because it's simply not believable that a Renaissance queen would countenance a titled lady playing as an actress. The title was moderately relevant.
Fans and scholars of Shakespeare will find this book very entertaining. Those who are just seeking a written account of the film "Shakespeare in Love" will be disappointed, because the two are very different. Still, "No Bed for Bacon" can definitely stand on its own. It's hilarious! Definitely worth the read.

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