What Blest Genius? by Andrew McConnell Stott

What Blest Genius?

In September 1769, three thousand people descended on Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the artistic legacy of the town’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Attendees included the rich and powerful, the fashionable and the curious, eligible ladies and fortune hunters, and a horde of journalists and profiteers. For three days, they paraded through garlanded streets, listened to songs and oratorios, and enjoyed masked balls. It was a unique cul...

Details What Blest Genius?

TitleWhat Blest Genius?
Release DateApr 2nd, 2019
PublisherW. W. Norton Company
GenreHistory, Biography, Nonfiction

Reviews What Blest Genius?

  • Emma
    I was provided an Advanced Review copy of this by the publishers via Edelweiss+. I really enjoyed the book and would gladly add it to my Shakespeare shelf!This is a focused and approachable work of history. It looks at the Shakespeare Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1769, and reads like the behind the scenes story of Woodstock. The author centers the story around a few key players, giving it a strong narrative thread and human interest. The fir...