Mrs Shakespeare

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Robert Nye's play suggests the reason why Shakespeare left his wife his 'second best bed'.

With Maggie Steed and Kenneth Cranham.

Why did Shakespeare leave his wife his 'second best bed'?

By Robert Nye.

A look at Shakespeare through the dark eyes of his wife Anne.

She favours us with an entertainingly intimate account of the week she first went to London, summoned by Mr Shakespeare for his 30th birthday, and what then happened to her in a strange and remarkable bed in his lodgings above a fishmonger's shop in Bishopsgate.

Director Patrick Rayner.

The Bard's shrewd wife reveals how he left her his second best bed.

Stars Maggie Steed and Kenneth Cranham.