Of Anne, we know even less other than the fact that Shakespeare, in his will, left her his second-best bed. The best had been reserved for guests. His house went to his sister, Joan, with other items and money left to family and friends. But why poor Anne got so very little puzzled scholars, some of which came up with several postulates.
Playwright Thiessen outlines his own in an enthralling one actor drama in which he admits to playing “fast and loose” with its meaning.
The play opens on the day of Shakespeare’s funeral when Anne’s handed the bard’s will by his sister, Joan. This sparks her memory as she retells the story of their meeting at the fair, he a shy young lad, she a seasoned woman with a string of affairs, something she seems to be proud of rather than guilty and and remorseful. -David Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Owl ScribeRead full article