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by Patrick Barrett

Free eBook Shakespeare's Cuthbert download ISBN: 1463702191
Author: Patrick Barrett
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 13, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 204
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics and Government
Size MP3: 1862 mb
Size FLAC: 1189 mb
Rating: 4.6
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. At the heart of this riotous laugh-a-paragraph farce that will delight members of amateur dramatic societies everywhere.

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Shakespeare's Cuthbert - Patrick Barrett. Cuthbert’s mother had been an actress. Everybody could remember her either before she began to act or later when she couldn’t really expect the good roles any more. Oddly enough no-one seemed to remember her at her prime. law. Chapter 1. The crow tilted one wing and rode the thermals diagonally across the valley. He could see it all from here- scattered houses and a farm nestled in a fold of the earth below him. Whoever designed him had been truly inspired. Walking slowly between the rows of chairs, he watched the dust motes dance in the shafts of light beaming through cracks and gaps in the old wooden walls.

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Patrick Barrett (died 10 November 1415) was an Irishman who held religious and secular high offices in Ireland. He was an Augustinian Canon at Kells Priory in County Kilkenny until appointed Bishop of Ferns on 10 December 1400

Patrick Barrett (died 10 November 1415) was an Irishman who held religious and secular high offices in Ireland. He was an Augustinian Canon at Kells Priory in County Kilkenny until appointed Bishop of Ferns on 10 December 1400. He was consecrated bishop at Rome in December 1400. Barrett was also the Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1410 to 1412. He died on 10 November 1415 and was buried at Kells Priory.

Written by Patrick Barrett, narrated by Steve Lawrence. One clue is the persistent legend that the bard himself, William Shakespeare, was once employed as a tutor up at the hall (thus the annual village play), and there might still be fragments of his early work-a fumbling, politically incorrect piece-waiting to be discovered. Fame and fortune may follow, but corpses will be dug up first.

At the heart of this riotous laugh-a-paragraph farce that will delight members of amateur dramatic societies everywhere, lies a forgotten village in a remote valley where the 'real valley folk' live, including Cuthbert, the village undertaker, impressario of the shambolic annual theatre production, and holy fool; Margery, the local beauty and mother of the Mafia twins whose constant creative disruption provides a reliable source of hazard and misadventure; the anonymous milkman whose flashing teeth can fell a woman at fifty paces; Percy the gardener whose still waters run curiously if not necessarily deep; and the regulars at the Mandrake Arms who drink to remember, drink to forget as plots and plans flourish in their midst. Suddenly into this by-water of rural oblivion bursts a band of newcomers who have taken up residence of the seigneurial Mandrake Hall – Henry, a prominent media reporter and his daughter who is more horse than her horse; Henry's brother, Ronald, an adventurer, a mercenary and a sometime crook; and the unreconstituted Captain and his much put-upon wife Elspeth. What are these rank and unlikely outsiders doing in these obscure parts and what are they looking for as they vigorously comb the village and the extensive network of tunnels built beneath it? One clue is the persistent legend that the Bard himself, William Shakespeare, was once employed as a tutor up at the Hall (thus the annual village play) and that there might still be fragments of his early work – a fumbling politically-incorrect piece – waiting to be discovered. Fame and fortune may follow, but corpses will be dug up first.
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Iraraeal
Patrick Barnett's SHAKESPEARE'S CUTHBERT is hilarious. The premise of the plot is that in the (unnamed) valley, William Shakespeare as a young man worked as a tutor at Mandrake Hall. There he wrote his first play, critical of Queen Elizabeth I, who demanded the play be suppressed and Shakespeare turned over to the authorities for justice. The valley people hid the play and protected Shakespeare until the furor died down and it was safe for him to go to the theatrical center of England, London. Valley traditions developed, including every child's receiving a Shakespearean middle name and Cuthbert's family yearly producing a Shakespeare play. Flash forward to present day. Cuthbert, the protagonist, is an undertaker/farmer/theatrical impresario. Various outsiders, convinced that Cuthbert has priceless undiscovered Shakespeare manuscripts, arrive to enrich themselves at his expense. The plotting continues as a comedy of errors, complete with Cuthbert's production of Shakespeare's first play, Shakespeare's CUTHBERT.

If you remember the 1970s Britcom SOME MOTHERS DO `AVE `EM, Frank Spencer is the prototype for Cuthbert--good intentioned, naive, gormless, producing total chaos whenever and wherever he goes, not realizing that he does so. If you don't remember Frank, think Laurel and Hardy. The villains (a former newspaper reporter, his brother who's a mercenary soldier/assassin, a deranged museum curator, a retired army captain, his downtrodden wife, malevolent twins, a thieving antiques dealer, and the head of the valley Mafia) are appropriately evil and bungling, though they are won over through involvement in the play. In the end, the existence of the play is concealed, and Cuthbert hides the manuscript in a cache of other old scrolls.

I debated labeling this review with "spoilers" at the top but realized that it isn't necessary. The premise of the plot is secondary to the characters and to the laugh-out-loud humor. The writing is vivid: "When real life visited Cuthbert, it came like the seventh cavalry with the whole Sioux nation screaming behind it." SHAKESPEARE'S CUTHBERT was an inexpensive download from Kindle. I heartily recommend it. For mystery 3/5 stars (C); for slapstick comedy 5/5 stars (A+)
Nenayally
Rocky and Bullwinkle take on Monty Python

Cuthbert is the town undertaker in a forgettable village where legend has it William Shakespeare may have misplaced one of his earlier works. For fans of Rocky and Bullwinkle, I promise this bring back Frostbite Falls with a delicious rush. Every line is a quotable gem. Cuthbert can't seem to do anything right and that's what saves his skin... repeatedly. He accidentally embalms his own jaw, he sees himself disappearing and reappearing like a nun on a zebra crossing, and the poor fellow is so neutral his reflection doesn't bother to show up.

Cuthbert is alone in a dark tunnel under the town: "Cuthbert advanced down the tunnel accompanied by a low moaning sound. It was unsettling, so he stopped doing it." If you enjoyed the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you'll love Shakespeare's Cuthbert. Douglas Adams and then some. Highly Recommended.
Shakespeare's Cuthbert
Tenius
I really enjoyed this book. It was very much like reading slapstick comedy. My personal feeling is that slapstick is best used visually (on stage or on screen), but this book did it well. Sometimes it took me a while to understand that I had left the main storyline and went to a flashback or back story. There is no transition from one to the next, so I sometimes had to re-read portions to be able to follow what was going on. But for those who read books by authors who utilize this technique, it will probably be a non-issue. This wasn't a huge deal for me, but it did interrupt the flow a bit. Anyway, fun book. I was in the mood for a book that didn't twist my insides into knots, and this fit the bill well. I would recommend this book.
HappyLove
If half stars were allowed here, I would rate this closer to a 4 1/2. I loved the humor and honestly laughed out loud several times. Percy the gardener was my favorite, now I will be tempted to always answer "what are you doing?" with a straight-faced "gardening" regardless of what I'm actually doing. The only trouble I had with the story is that it did seem to jump around a lot so I was sometimes confused with what was going on. It seems like the type of book that would only get better with multiple readings. I look forward to reading more of Barrett 's works in the future.
Doomredeemer
This book cracks me up, the characters are well defined. I found myself laughing out loud at times and I realized, I know people like the characters, they are like every day people we all know and love who, when pushed, poked, and prodded give stellar performances whilst dealing with an idiot. A very good read.
JoJogar
As a previous reviewer has observed, Patrick Barrett writes like Tom Sharpe “without the bad language”. Personally, I’d be happy to write like Tom Sharpe using any kind of language, and I fully endorse that reviewer’s opinion. This is a refreshingly clean farce, combining all those essential ingredients: a plot told at breakneck speed, a myriad of highly improbable situations, a motley cast of engaging characters, and a huge sigh of relief when the curtain comes down.

Thoroughly recommended. This is the most pleasurable read I’ve had in ages. And just look at all those 4- and 5-star reviews!
Reemiel
I did enjoy this book very much - being English I related easily to the local dialect and had several chuckles at the antics of the main character, Cuthbert and his comical friends and the problems which beset small village life. It is a story of a bit of intrigue, humour and lots of unlikely behaviour - if you want a short, funny story, then this is for you.
I share other readers' opinions here. I read part of this book in public and had to duck the ensuing stares as I laughed out loud. There were times when my sides actually hurt. There are slow parts and a few moments when the book loses its charm as the author moves the plot along, but they are worth it, given the humor in this book. So witty. Looking forward to the next one.