Audiobook CD - 2016
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Margaret Atwood retells one of Shakespeare's most stirring and unforgettable plays.
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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780735286573
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: CD ATWOOD, M


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Oct 06, 2017

This retelling of a classic shed new insight and made me appreciated her skills even more! I am very impressed as this Tempest is a difficult plot-line to flush out

martins_mom Apr 22, 2017

I haven't read any Margaret Atwood for quite some while, but I did enjoy this audiobook version of an intricate modern take on Shakespeare's 'TheTempest'. It is set around the failure of a professional theatre director at an Ontario festival, and his subsequent success running a literacy and performance programme in a minimum-security prison (and getting some of his own back against those who fired him).

Jan 29, 2017

What a fantastic re-imagining of The Tempest. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the #audiobook during many stormy walks. Each of the characters was fully alive in my imagination. Both the television series Slings and Arrows and the Helen Mirren's The Tempest enhanced the story, giving me a sense of the Canadian theatre community and the magical world of Shakespeare's play. Margaret Atwood demonstrates her brilliant shape-shifting abilities again.

CRRL_ScottPhillips Nov 11, 2016

Discovering a new-to-me author is a rare treat. I heard an interview with Atwood about her take on Shakespeare's The Tempest and was intrigued. R.H. Thomson's mastery of the many character voices and Atwood's prose had me looking forward to hearing the next installment on my commute. Available in book format as well. Highly recommended.


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