Monday, July 29, 2013

Authors to reimagine Shakespeare plays for 21st Century

Novelist Jeanette Winterson is to write a "cover version" of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale as part of a major project to reimagine the Bard's works for modern readers.
The project - known as The Hogarth Shakespeare - will launch in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Winterson, author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Tyler are the first authors to be commissioned.
"All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around," Winterson said.

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