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The Dark Lady's Mask

Mary Sharratt

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Description:

Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and gain freedoms only men enjoy, but a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything. They leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies. Their Italian idyll, though, cannot last and their collaborative affair comes to a devastating end. Will gains fame and fortune for their plays back in London and years later publishes the sonnets mocking his former muse. Not one to stand by in humiliation, Aemilia takes up her own pen in her defense and in defense of all women. The Dark Lady's Mask gives voice to a real Renaissance woman.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jilly Bond

Length:

15h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:04


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:09


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:37


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

29:45


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

04:59


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

22:22


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:10


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

11:39


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

29:08


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

15:34


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

10:11


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

23:46


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

29:31


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

43:23


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

39:19


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

44:48


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

29:50


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

28:31


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

35:51


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

18:06


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

40:55


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

33:32


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

39:58


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

18:49


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

35:09


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

33:20


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

18:48


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

11:20


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

15:35


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

53:13


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

18:57


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

21:49


Part 7, Chapter 32
Part 7, Chapter 32

42:57


Part 7, Chapter 33
Part 7, Chapter 33

39:21


Part 7, Chapter 34
Part 7, Chapter 34

00:29