The Vampire and the Bard

by Gilbert Reid

When, in 1592, disguised as an Italian nobleman and accompanied by her 12-year-old page boy, Cesario, really a girl, V, the very female vampire, is sent, by the Pope, to England to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, she finds herself falling in love with the wrong people, men and women, dueling the man she loves, involved in a dizzying whirlpool of plots & romance, and forced onto stage en travesti – a woman playing a man playing a woman playing a man – by a neurotic novice playwright, Will Shakespeare – chaos spreads from the court to the stables, from the lofty mansions and bucolic inns to the steamy lower depths of Tudor London.

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Category: Fantasy – Historical