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'Shakespeare loves free ends; Shakespeare additionally loves purple herrings. ' Stephen Orgel unfastened ends and crimson herrings are the stuff of detective fiction, and below the scrutiny of grasp sleuths John Sutherland and Cedric Watts Shakespeare's performs demonstrate themselves to be as jam-packed with mysteries as any Agatha Christie novel.
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