Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Welcome to the re-launched Shakespeare Now! blog!

As the series hits its ‘second wave’ we have revamped its digital presence to match.

Committed to the aesthetic and intellectual rejuvenation of literary criticism and to the need for a novel sense of direction and directness in our discussions of Shakespeare’s work, it makes sense to consider and discuss Shakespeare Now! on the World Wide Web. The supple, responsive and fluid nature of digital writing perfectly lends itself to our ambition to elicit and share brave new ways of thinking and talking about Shakespeare’s texts. This is the place where readers and lovers of Shakespeare can follow and contribute to this conversation.

This blog will keep you up to date on the series by grouping together major reviews and articles on the books and the topics they raise, supplementary pieces on the series contributors and their work, competitions, and opportunities for reader discussion and feedback. Forthcoming features include Philippa Kelly’s reflective account of her four-city tour of Australia launching The King and I and a competition offering the chance to win signed copies of Graham Holderness’s Nine Lives of William Shakespeare.

Once again, we welcome you to our online forum and we hope you help us to continue the debate about Shakespeare’s creative and enduring presence, Shakespeare in the now

Theodora Papadopoulou and Will McKenzie
Blog Editors
and co-editors of Shakespeare and I