Rick Chafe

26 March 2008 43:00

Peter Hinton is in conversation with Rick Chafe on the subject of his play, Shakespeare's Dog.

Hooker is a dog with a gift for sniffing out "soul". When his master, the young William Shakespeare, becomes entangled in domestic difficulties and possibly a crime, he quickly understands it’s up to him to ensure that the playwright follows his fortune to the London stage. A tour de force of inventive wit, Shakespeare’s Dog features a kennel’s-worth of unforgettable characters, both canine and human. A gritty, growling look at the life and influences of the greatest playwright in the English language.