Book review: Hag-Seed, by Margaret Atwood



Of all Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest is perhaps the most intriguing. It was placed first in the Folio which collected his works posthumously, and may well be his only work that showed “originality” – it does not rework an older story and invents its own mythology. Perhaps that is why it is the work which has been reinterpreted most frequently. William Davenant (who claimed to be Shakespeare’s illegitimate son) and John Dryden started this in 1667 with The Enchanted Isle, and it goes on through Robert Browning’s 1864 “Caliban Upon Setebos” and WH Auden’s 1944 The Sea And The Mirror, to... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 43
Source: Scotsman
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