The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1284  Wednesday, 3 August 2005

From:           Elizabeth Blake <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 03 Aug 2005 00:38:33 -0400
Subject:        Magic Street

The Barnes and Noble Review on www.bn.com offers the following
description: "_Magic Street_, the much-anticipated urban fantasy from
Orson Scott Card, is set in Baldwin Hills, an upper-middle-class
African-American suburb of Los Angeles, and features an enigmatic black
protagonist-as well as supernatural characters from Shakespeare's
classic romantic comedy _A Midsummer Night's Dream_."

The review tantalizingly speaks of the novel's "cast of compelling and
truly unique urban characters -- [including, among others] Puck, a 'big
Rastafarian fairy'".

Card's website implies that the influence of _A Midsummer Night's Dream_
is more diffuse: "Growing into a tall, powerful young man, pursuing a
forbidden relationship, and using Shakespeare's _A Midsummer Night's
Dream_ as a guide into the vast, timeless fantasy world, Mack becomes a
player in an epic drama."

Elizabeth Blake

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