Our Shakespeare Now! series has been going from strength the strength this year, with the addition of Philippa Kelly's The King and I, The Life in Sonnets by David Fuller and Graham Holdernesses innovative tome Nine Lives of William Shakespeare. To celebrate the 'second wave' of publishing in the series, we have revamped the Shakespeare Now! series blog which relaunched this week!
Theodora Papadopoulou and Will McKenzie, editors of the forthcoming book in the series Shakespeare and I, will be taking on the roles of blog editors and I look forward to reading their views and thoughts on all things Shakespeare! Here is what they had to say about the new blog:
'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.'
The 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.
Look out for forthcoming features such as Philippa Kelly’s reflective account of her four-city tour of Australia launching The King and I don't forget to enter our competition to win signed copies of Graham Holderness’s Nine Lives of William Shakespeare (ends on Wed 14th December).
Visit the Shakespeare Now! blog at http://shakespearenowseries.blogspot.com/