Lakeville Literary Club
Wednesday August 1, 2018
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.
Participants must be registered by the first of the month in order to guarantee receiving the book before the discussion.
Please register by Phone at ext. 232
July Selection - Please Note: Meeting is on August 1: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
William Shakespeare's The Tempest retold as Hag-Seed.
A psychologically charged story inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, reimagined by the award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, follows the retribution plot of a deposed artistic director who teaches prison inmates while consulting with a fantasy child who has taken the place of the daughter he lost years earlier.
Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge.
After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?
Margaret Atwood’s novel take on Shakespeare’s play of enchantment, retribution, and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.
Location: Lakeville Branch Library
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