William Shakespeare's The Tempest RetoldBook - 2016
"It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge."
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 brewing revenge.
After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his motley crew of inmate actors will put on his Tempest, and snare the traitors who destroyed him. But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?
Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.
From Library Staff
Critically acclaimed Canadian poet and novelist, Margaret Atwood, revisits William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in this artful fusion of the classical tale and contemporary culture.
In this re-telling of "The Tempest", theatre director Felix's world crumbles around him and he is exiled after losing his job. Twelve years later he is teaching in a prison and as he prepares his inmate cast to present "The Tempest", he plots his revenge.
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