Shakespeare's Boss Berryman introduces us to the Bard all over again with his own inviting style: "suppose with me a time, a place, a man who was waked, risen, washed, dressed, fed, congratulated, on a day in latter April long ago -- about April 22, say, of 1594 -- whether at London in lodgings or at a friend's or a tavern, a small house in the market town Stratford some hundred miles by miry ways northwest, or at Tichfield House a little closer southwest, or elsewhere, but somewhere in England at the height of the Northern Renaissance; a different world. Helena, a maid, cures the King of France, then asks for Lord Bertram's hand in marriage. Tragic tale of teenaged, star-crossed lovers from families that are at war against one another. Prospero confronts those who have usurped his throne namely his brother and Alonso. It is reassuring to consider that Shakespeare wrote four failures, plays that, notwithstanding the immense attractive power of their author's name, few have ever cared to produce and mostly scholars read.