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The Shakespeare Notebooks was a collection of short stories featuring the Doctor's encounters with William Shakespeare.

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Many people know about William Shakespeare's famous encounter with the Doctor at the Globe Theatre in 1599. But what few people know (though many have suspected) is that it was not the first time they met.

Drawn from recently-discovered archives, The Shakespeare Notebooks is the holy grail of Bard scholars: conclusive proof that the Doctor not only appeared throughout Shakespeare's life, but had a significant impact on his writing. In these pages you'll find early drafts of scenes and notes for characters that never appeared in the plays; discarded lines of dialogue and sonnets; never-before-seen journal entries; and much more.

From the original notes for Hamlet (with a very different appearance by the ghost) and revealing early versions of the faeries of A Midsummer Night's Dream, to strange stage directions revised to remove references to a mysterious blue box, The Shakespeare Notebooks is an astonishing document that offers a unique insight into the mind of one of history's most respected and admired figures. And also, of course, William Shakespeare.


# Title Author Doctor Featuring
1 Preface to the First Edition
2 Notes on a Play 11th Hamlet
3 Exits and Entrances 7th
4 The True Tragedie of Macbeth 2nd Jamie, Zoe
5 Cymbeline 11th Skarasen
6 Diary Extract 5th Shakespeare
7 The Dream 1st Rutan Host
8 A Prologue War Daleks
9 The True and Most Excellent Comedie of Romeo and Juliet 11th Amy, Rory
10 The Tempest – A Work in Progress 10th Shakespeare
11 Exit, by Another Means
12 The Winter's Tale 11th
13 Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra, Mara
14 Troilus and Cressida 1st Troilus
15 Pericles Romana I
16 Coriolanus Till, Zadek, Farrah
17 Master Faustus the Tremas Master, Christopher Marlowe, Daleks
18 The Sonnets
19 As You Like It 6th Peri
20 Double Falsehood 9th Alexander Pope, Theobald
21 Hamlet 4th Hamlet
22 Timon of Athens Axos
23 Hamlet's Soliloquy 4th Shakespeare
24 Academic Notes 6th
25 Ye Unearthly Childe 1st Ian, Barbara, Susan
26 Appendix - The Last Will 10th Donna


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