Shakespeare Retellings

Howe Library has started a new Shakespeare reading group, First Sunday Shakespeare. It’s a way to get together with others (virtually), engage with some great works of art, and have lots of fun. 

Inspired by this new program I thought we’d highlight the Hogarth Shakespeare Series, a series of modern Shakespeare retellings by popular, contemporary authors, commissioned by Hogarth Press.  

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson – a retelling of The Winter’s Tale 

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler – a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew 

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – a re-imagining of The Tempest 

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø – a retelling of Macbeth 

Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn – a retelling of King Lear 

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier – a re-imagining of Othello 

Contact for more information on attending First Sunday Shakespeare. 

-Mike M.  

Downloadable formats:

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo


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