Incomplete draft of Will's World: The Life and Times of Gulielmus Shaksper

Scope and Content

The draft consists of a Foreword, Prologue, and chapters 1-3 and 5-20. Only a single page from chapter 4 has survived in the draft. The draft also includes a chapter titled "Some Books", and captions for pictures, which are included in the hardback, illustrated edition of the published text, "Shakespeare"(Jonathan Cape, London, 1970)

Includes Burgess's handwritten corrections and amendments.

The Foreword is dated Malta, 1969.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist due to the condition of the item.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Foxing, particularly to the title-page. The document appears to be deteriorating due to the process by which the photocopy was taken.