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Reading Shakespeare's mind

Steve Sohmer


This book will come as a revelation to Shakespeare scholars everywhere. It reveals the identity of the playwright and Shakespeare’s colleague behind the mask of Jaques in As You Like It. It pinpoints the true first night of Twelfth Night and reveals why the play’s performance at the Inns of Court was a momentous occasion for Shakespeare. It also the identities Quinapalus, the Vapians, Pigrogromitus and Feste, as well as the ‘Dark Lady’ of the Sonnets and the inspiration for Jessica in The Merchant of Venice. And it solves Shakespeare’s greatest riddle: the meaning of M.O.A.I. in Twelfth Night. ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, M.O.A.I

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526113276
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Sohmer, author
Lincoln College, Oxford