What beautiful writers you all are! Further to my last post about fictional Shakespeare letter, I thought I would bring another gem to your attention. I'll leave you in the very capable (although perhaps controversial) hands of Douglas Spaulding:
I can't begin to tell you how important your apprenticeship in play writing with me in Prague; you have learned your lessons well. And your acting in my six hour production of 'Saul' was superb. It is rare for a young actor to have the skills to portray both a comic and a serious role so effectively. These skills should serve you well at the Houghtons in Lancashire.
You have a bright future ahead of you both as an actor and as a play maker. We will be leaving to head back to England in a fortnight to do our important work.
It is very important you remain hidden from view for some time to come given the conditions in England at this time. The 'Commonwealth' will be making its appearance and with its publication, all of us--- you, Sidney, Francis Bacon and the Earl of Essex will be in grave danger.
Having served Dudley we know all too well the risk involved. Be on your guard. As for me, I know I court martyrdom, but God has called me to this and I must go.
Yours in Christ--
Thanks Douglas - beautifully written!