Enjoy Shakespeare’s works as you’ve never experienced them before, as The Guardian’s Digested Reads author John Crace partners with Professor John Sutherland to create wonderfully funny parodies of both Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, complete with informative notes.
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, these are the first of a new collection of the Bard’s greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words, told in rhyming couplets and with invaluable side notes. These clever parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, a massive relief for those studying the plays, and a brilliant introduction for newcomers to his work.
Chaired by Dr Patrick Gray, Durham University
Sunday 9 October,
Palace Green Library
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