Some Plays by Phillip DePoy:
THE ENGLISH AGENT
1583, young Christopher Marlowe¯student, brawler, rakehell, and would-be playwright¯has had a dreadful evening. The first performance of his play in the corner of a very disreputable Cambridge bar is a humiliating flop, and then he’s attacked on the streets while in the company of Thomas Kyd. So when Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster, sends for him, Marlowe is only too happy to go.
The assignment is go to Holland, where England’s ally, William the Silent, is the target of a Spanish assassination plot¯a plot that is only the first step in the latest attempt to usurp the throne of England.
NOW AVAILABLE: Oedipus in Appalachia, Sacred Harp music, and the most haunting version of Barbara Allen ever performed in the history of history.
a new short story in the new Bouchercon Anthology, MURDER AT THE BEACH
The Tao and the Bard
A conversation between Shakespeare and Lao Tzu--in their own words. Due out in May, 2013.