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Next Thursday in Manchester the Burgess Foundation is holding a book launch and discussion focusing on uncovering the truths behind the many myths surrounding William Shakespeare.

It’s to celebrate the launch of a newly-illustrated republished book by Anthony Burgess.

Given the choice between two discoveries – that of an unknown play by Shakespeare and that of one of Will’s laundry lists – we would all plump for the dirty washing every time

So little is known about the details of the Bard’s life that Burgess once remarked “given the choice between two discoveries – that of an unknown play by Shakespeare and that of one of Will’s laundry lists – we would all plump for the dirty washing every time.”

This event celebrates the launch of a new illustrated Folio Society edition of Anthony Burgess’s Shakespeare, which first appeared in 1970, in which the author attempts to uncover the real life and personality of the Elizabethan poet and playwright.

The evening will feature a debate about the many myths and interpretations surrounding thelife of the greatest writer in the English language.

Details: www.anthonyburgess.org