Shakespeare’s Dog

With his sights on London and his family in Stratford, a young William Shakespeare is torn between the two loves of his life: the theatre and his wife.


Living in a wild world full of unpredictable creatures—beasts, beggars, witch hunters, and actors—William’s family must find a way to cope with their changing Elizabethan world. With four legs, a keen eye, and a sharp tongue, Hooker, Shakespeare’s dog, tells the story of how the Stratford rogue became the world’s most famous playwright. Based on the novel by Leon Rooke, Shakespeare’s Dog tells the tale of the Bard’s life from a unique perspective, showing that in the Elizabethan era, lust, love, and lives collide, and it’s anyone’s guess who is top dog.

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