Actor Keir Cutler is offering a thought provoking (and free!) performance adapting Mark Twain's 1909 book "Is Shakespeare Dead" at the Toronto Reference Library on Monday November 3rd at 6 pm in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium. All are welcome.
Twain's comic book plays with the Baconian idea that Sir Francis Bacon was the real author of Shakespeare's works. This was a very popular theory in the late 19th century among literary critics. Is this true...come find out! There are several older 1800s titles in our collection that discuss this including the aptly named Bacon is Shake-speare.
Prof Don Rubin will host an open discussion after the performance. Come out and enjoy some free live theatre. You may also enjoy this youtube clip: