My Father Had a Daughter:

Judith Shakespeare’s Tale

By Grace Tiffany ’85M.A., ’89PhD (Berkley Books)


This inventive novel offers a lively view of the bard through the eyes of his daughter. Mixing fact and fiction, the author showcases the London and the theater of Shakespeare’s time. Judith travels from Stratford to London to disrupt the presentation of her father’s newest play, which she views as a comic treatment of a family tragedy. There, she learns more about her father and his writing, and enters the magical world of the Globe Theater.

The author is a professor of English literature at Western Michigan University.

(November 2003)