The Portrait of Mr W.H

The Portrait of Mr W.H

Book - 2003
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In 1609, the first edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets was published, featuring the mysterious dedication: "To Mr W.H." Ever since, the identity of Mr W.H. has been the subject of a series of fascinating theories--but none quite so ingenious as that of Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Mr W.H. Cambridge scholar Cyril Graham spent his days performing in Shakespeare's plays, and, being somewhat effeminate in nature, he was cast in the female roles. And then he made a rather startling discovery--the "Mr W.H." to whom Shakespeare dedicated his Sonnets could be none other than Will Hughes, the boy-actor of Shakespeare's plays! But when no one shares his conviction, he resolves to find another way to convince them.
Publisher: London : Hesperus, [2003].
ISBN: 9781843910312
Branch Call Number: WILDE O 2003
Characteristics: x, 92 pages ; 20 cm.


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