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Laura Shamas’ We Three: The Mythology of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters

Forest, trees: there is a certain brand of scholarship that tends to focus on minute examinations of trees in the attempt to discover a forest. I am the last to decry the idea of analyzing parts in the hope of … Continue reading

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Michael Nyman’s Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs

Michael Nyman’s Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs was the result of one of those “six degrees” sorts of things, coupled with a couple years of intense focus on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. During 1990-91, Nyman was working on the score … Continue reading

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Gareth Hinds’ King Lear

Adapting the classics to graphic novel form is an undertaking that is, as they say, “fraught with peril.” I’ve seen excellent examples, such as Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf, and those that have turned out sort of — well, mediocre. (There’s an … Continue reading

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Carol Ballard’s The Greenman: The Shakespeare Connection

When I was a child — long, long ago, eons before GUIs, desktop publishing and digital cameras — I loved taking tours of historical old houses. One of the highlights of touring such old places, aside from the wonderful old … Continue reading

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Laura Shamas’ We Three: The Mythology of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters

Forest, trees: there is a certain brand of scholarship that tends to focus on minute examinations of trees in the attempt to discover a forest. I am the last to decry the idea of analyzing parts in the hope of … Continue reading

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Angela Carter’s Wise Children

It’s a wise child that knows its own father — and wiser yet the father who knows his own child. Carter’s novel draws its name from the quote above (the quote also appears as dialogue). The titular “wise children” are … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Hand’s Illyria

Elizabeth Hand’s new novel Illyria follows in a long tradition of science fiction and fantasy stories which reference the works of Shakespeare, particularly the romances, and Hand’s lyrical writing style is a wonderful fit for the dark romance she sets out to … Continue reading

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