Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

Author:   Margaret Atwood
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Volume:   4
ISBN:  

9781781090237


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   06 October 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Selected as a Book of the Year -- Observer, Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, i magazine 'It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.' Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other- not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

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Author:   Margaret Atwood
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Hogarth
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Width: 13.40cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 21.40cm
Weight:   0.346kg
ISBN:  

9781781090237


ISBN 10:   1781090238
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   06 October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A delight... not only an unputdownable tale of revenge, it is also a masterclass in how to teach Shakespeare to those who think they won't like it -- Alice O'Keefe Bookseller Atwood's canny remix offers multiple pleasures: seeing the inmates' takes on their characters, watching Felix make use of the limited resources the prison affords (legal and less so), and marveling at the ways she changes, updates, and parallels the play's magic, grief, vengeance, and showmanship Publishers Weekly So inventive, heartfelt, and swiftly rendered... Highly recommended. Library Journal The new novels promise an intriguing opportunity to revisit the tales we know so well and see them in a new light. The Culture Trip Atwood joins the roll call of literary stars retelling Shakespeare's plays... masterful... My favourite retelling so far Bookseller


The new novels promise an intriguing opportunity to revisit the tales we know so well and see them in a new light. The Culture Trip


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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays including The Handmaid's Tale, the Booker-winning The Blind Assassin, the MaddAddam trilogy and her latest novel, The Heart Goes Last. Her work has received many awards around the world. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. Her first encounters with Shakespeare took place in the 1950s at her Toronto high school, and she has consistently named him as one of the most important influences on her own work. 'The Tempest is, in some ways, an early multi-media musical. If Shakespeare were working today he'd be using every special effect technology now makes available. But The Tempest is especially intriguing because of the many questions it leaves unanswered. What a strenuous pleasure it has been to wrestle with it!'

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