THE TRUE PERFORMING OF IT
"The book places Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare side by side and examines the resultant analogies in their work that spring from this positioning. After a teasing prologue, the book begins by reflecting on the significance of Dylanís remarks on Shakespeare when accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature, before examining their shared Bardic qualities, and their position of being feted for their undoubted literary qualities despite both being primarily artists of live performances of drama and music". (bobdylanisis.com)
- BOB DYLAN & WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, by Andrew Muir, Red Planet Publishing.
June 2019, paperback, 368 pages.
ISBN 9781912733958. This is the original cover. The publisher felt it did not stand out on shop shelves enough as Dylan's face was not on it, and another cover was choosen. Thank you to Tracy Barker for this information.
October 2019; second cover with Bob Dylan picture, following publisher's advice. ISBN 978-1912733958
October 2020, 402 pages. ISBN 9781912733958. 'Updated edition includes new insights into Dylan's album Rough And Rowdy Ways'.