eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100114715
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780735286603
Narrator/s: R.H. Thomson
Publisher: Books on Tape
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William Shakespeare's The Tempest retold as Hag-Seed 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.

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Awards:2017-Fiction-Longlist-Women's Prize for Fiction
Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2016

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"Narrator R.H. Thomson would have made a fine Prospero in Shakespeare's TEMPEST: His voice has the ideal blend of toughness and tenderness to portray the vengeful but ultimately forgiving Duke of Milan. In Atwood's contemporary retelling of the Bard's final play, the veteran Canadian actor (but relative newcomer to audiobooks) is marvelous as all of the characters. Center stage is Felix, the exiled artistic director of a theater festival, who is exiled to teach drama at a prison. Felix has the inmates stage a production of THE TEMPEST, and Thomson brings the members of the cast to life with subtle vocal changes that capture all the novel's humor. He even salvages some awkward dialogue that would have fallen flat in the hands of a lesser narrator. D.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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