Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

New Boy is the third Hogarth Shakespeare novel I read, and this retelling of Othello transported me to a school in Washington DC in the 1970s. The title of Chevalier‚Äôs novel refers to Osei Kokote, the eleven-year-old son of a Diplomat from Ghana. In the span of six years the Kokote family has moved around […]

Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn

Hogarth Shakespeare’s latest novel, Dunbar is Edward St. Aubyn’s take on the Bard of Avon’s famous tragedy King Lear. I wasn’t familiar with King Lear story, but I didn’t buy the original play like last time because I assumed Dunbar will contain a summarized account of King Lear. However, it didn’t, and I had to […]

All Things Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is the mecca for Shakespeare fans. It is where Shakespeare was born and later laid to rest. Now I’m not a big Shakespeare fan. I read a few abridged versions of his dramas when I was young, then bought a tome with all his works which I never finished reading. But recently when I […]

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

I was very excited when I first heard about the Hogarth Shakespeare project, where modern writers create novels inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. I’m a huge Margaret Atwood fan, so Hag-Seed, Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest is a book I was looking forward to reading! ūüôā (Before I received Hag-Seed, I bought the Folger Shakespeare Library […]