What if Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare—but someone else wrote him first? Michael Blanding (The Map Thief) presents his new book, North by Shakespeare, which follows obsessive scholar Dennis McCarthy on his quest to prove that Shakespeare used now-lost plays by 16th-century courtier and translator Thomas North to write his greatest works.
All festival books can be purchased through our local independent booksellers:
Jabberwocky Bookshop: https://www.jabberwockybookshop.com/
The Bookshop of Beverly Farms: https://bookshopofbeverlyfarms.com/?q=p.newburyport_lit