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Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest…
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Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth… (udgave 2016)

af Margaret Atwood (Forfatter)

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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 brewing revenge. After 12 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?… (mere)
Medlem:SeanBoley
Titel:Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Forfattere:Margaret Atwood (Forfatter)
Info:Hogarth (2016), Edition: First American Edition, 320 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Skal læses
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Hag-Seed af Margaret Atwood

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Good fun,also very powerful passages on grief. ( )
  SarahKDunsbee | Aug 2, 2021 |
This was a delightful and charming retelling of The Tempest. I find it hard to separate my feelings about this novel from my feeling about the play, which is my favorite Shakespeare play and has one of my favorite Shakespearean characters, Caliban. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
If you are familiar with the concept of "mise en abyme", you will easily recognize it at work here. It got a bit tedious at the end, and a bit to obvious, still an enjoyable read. ( )
  SocProf9740 | Jul 11, 2021 |
The deposed director of a drama festival takes up a position as a literacy tutor in a local prison, teaching the inmates by having them update and stage Shakespeare's plays while he waits for a chance to get his revenge.

The tension mounts as we wonder whether the action of the novel is going to follow the plot of "The Tempest" as planned or whether it is all going to go horribly wrong. Unputdownable. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Jun 16, 2021 |
An excellent retelling of The Tempest, Atwood's update of a fairly dry 500-year-old piece of canon belongs in the same echelon as Ten Things I Hate About You in terms of remaining true to the essence of the story while making it comprehensible without a lot of work. It's lively, modern without being too insistent about it and maybe tends a little bit toward Hamiltonian rap-musical excess but ultimately brings it around. ( )
  kaitwallas | May 21, 2021 |
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While “Hag-Seed” is a book that’s great for a quick read, it doesn’t deliver the punches that the premises promise, making it an all-around mediocre book.
 

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So viel ist gewiss, dass jemand, der Rache brütet,
seine eigenen Wunden frisch erhält, die sonst heilen und verharschen würden.

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"But Shakespeare is such a classic."
Too good for them, was what she meant. "He had no intention of being a classic!" Felix said, adding a tinge of indignation to his voice. "For him, the classics were, well, Virgil, and Herodotus, and...He was simply an actor-manager trying to keep afloat. It's only due to luck that we have Shakespeare at all! Nothing was even published till he was gone!"
The prisoners loved the fight scenes. Why not? Everyone loved the fight scenes: that's why Shakespeare put them in.
A cruise ship filled with old people, people even older than himself, snoozing in deck chairs and doing line-dancing—that was his idea, if not of hell exactly, then at least of limbo. A state of suspension somewhere on the road to death. But on second thought, what did he have to lose? The road to death is after all the road he's on, so why not eat well during the journey?
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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 brewing revenge. After 12 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?

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