Sigh

Her Infinite Variety: Stories of Shakespeare and the Women He Loved - Pamela Rafael Berkman

I really, really wanted to like this book.  I did.  Supposedly monologues from the various women in Shakespeare's life and his plays, sounds great.

 

Yeah, but no.

 

The Anne Hathaway Chapter (told by Shakespeare incidentally) and the Titania chapter are the only good chapters.  The Titania chapter is the only chapter where the voice feels different.  Otherwise, the chapters are all pretty much the same person doing something different.  The voices of Shakespeare and his family also feel way too modern.