Shakespeare’s Othello at Diever

Othello and Desdemona in Venice, 1850, oil on ...
Othello and Desdemona in Venice, 1850 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shakespeare’s Othello will play (in Dutch) at the outdoor theatre at Diever throughout August. I heartily recommend seeing the performance, especially if you are doing a course involving any of Shakespeare’s plays (1st year, 2nd year, MA). For more details see www.shakespearetheaterdiever.nl Go and learn how to ‘make the beast with two backs.’

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Get Me Ye Rewrite! Shakespeare, the novels

‘This week Random House announced a new publishing project to be called the Hogarth Shakespeare. The task involves commissioned versions of Shakespeare’s plays, to be written by contemporary writers. The novels are scheduled to launch in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Fasten your seatbelts, O friends of Will.

As to the details of the Hogarth Shakespeare, the media have recirculated the same few pieces of information. The Random House press release assures us that these prose “retellings” will be written for “the modern reader” (as opposed to, I suppose, Victorian or postmodern readers).’

Get Me Ye Rewrite! – The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education.