It takes an academic to appreciate an academic.
That’s how things shake out if you talk to Andrew Harris about his latest play, The Lady Revealed.
“A.L. Rowse is probably the best-known Shakespeare historian,” said Harris, a member of the University of North Texas theater faculty. “He wrote more than a hundred books, and it was Rowse who claimed he discovered the identity of the ‘dark lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets.”
It’s Rowse, a difficult and obsessive sort of man, whom Harris champions in a play that both humanizes the Bard and gives a rare voice to the otherwise anonymous Elizabethan lady....