Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2005 :: August ::
Magic Street
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1284  Wednesday, 3 August 2005

From:           Elizabeth Blake <
 This e-mail 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'".
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?isbn=0345416899&userid=tI5ZzhhBZY

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."
http://www.hatrack.com/osc/books/magicstreet/magicstreet.shtml

Best,
Elizabeth Blake

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.