Emilia Bassano Lanier and Hamlet

Portrait of an unidentified woman by Nicholas Hilliard, who many have suggested could be Emilia Bassano Lanier. Source: Wikipedia Commons (Public domain). Note: The three primary works which provide background for this essay are Shakespeare’s Dark Lady, by John Hudson, The Reckoning, by Charles Nicholl, and Four and Twenty Fiddlers, by Peter Holman. All should … Continue reading Emilia Bassano Lanier and Hamlet

Star Worthy, Genevieve & Leah

Midday on Thursday, Alyssa calls Genevieve to invite her and Abigail to Alyssa’s home on Friday for a cookout, so she and Leah can get to know them better. Abigail rents a car and, using the directions Alyssa supplies, navigates to John’s Creek early on Friday. They arrive at the front door a little before … Continue reading Star Worthy, Genevieve & Leah