Book 83 of my 2014 Reading Challenge
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks by Justin Richards
Summary (via Goodreads)Newly discovered entries and drawings in William Shakespeare’s journals reveal for the first time the astounding relationship between the great Bard and the Doctor.
Since his first adventure in 1963, the Doctor has enjoyed many encounters with William Shakespeare. Now, BBC Books has rediscovered notebooks, long thought lost, compiled by the Bard in which he divulges the influential role the Doctor played in his creative life. Here are the original notes for Hamlet, including a very different appearance by the ghost; early versions of great lines (“To reverse or not to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow”); the true story of how the faeries of A Midsummer Night’s Dream were first imagined; stage directions for plays adjusted to remove references to a mysterious blue box; and much, much more.
Maybe I'm not enough of a fan to get or enjoy it. I really feel I have enough working knowledge of both subjects to have gotten more out of the book than I actually did but it was just weird and confusing.
Unless you're a superfan, skip it.
A Few Quotes from the Book
"Doctor Who? That is the question..."
"Double, double, toil and trouble;
if we are caught in a time bubble"