Books of the Globe — book review

The Great White Bard: How to Love Shakespeare While Talking About Race by Farah Karim-Cooper Book Review

The Great White Bard: How to Love Shakespeare While Talking About Race by Farah Karim-Cooper Book Review

This is a thoughtful and thorough exploration of how race appears and is made in Shakespeare’s works. With absolute love for Shakespeare, Karim-Cooper focuses on what his writing says, how he says it, what it might mean, and how with better understanding we can continue to adore and enjoy his plays now and in the future.

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Hagseed by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Hagseed by Margaret Atwood Book Review

A theatrical retelling of Shakespeare’s Tempest, Hagseed will rip through you with ferocity, grief and love. This incredible tour-de-force had me laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time.

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On Wilder Seas by Nikki Marmery Book Review

On Wilder Seas by Nikki Marmery Book Review

On Wilder Seas imagines the life of ‘Maria’, an enslaved Guinean trying to forge a life for herself within the context of the early modern Age of Discovery.

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Bill Bryson: Shakespeare Book Review

Bill Bryson: Shakespeare Book Review

The idea [of this book] is a simple one: to see how much of Shakespeare we can know, really know, from the record. Which is one reason, of course, it’s so slender.

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