Shakespeare's Edmund Ironside. The Lost Play
Fourth Estate, 1985; Wildwood House, rev. 1986
[pp. xvi, 383; ISBN 0 7045 0547 9]
Anthony Burgess: Cygnet of Avon (Review of Edmund Ironside)
The late Hans Keller was once generous enough to say that there was only one composer worse than myself, and that was the Joseph Haydn of Opus 1. It seems that we are entering an era in which bad poets and playwrights may be comforted by evidence of how mediocre Shakespeare was in his apprentice years.