Jess Winfield: Reduced Shakespeare Company Founder Discusses His New Novel
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
Jess Winfield, co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, discusses My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare, his whimsical fiction debut. The politically charged, irreverent, and humorous romp follows the parallel lives of two prodigal young Shakespeares: William Shakespeare in 1580s England and would-be Elizabethan scholar Willie Shakespeare Greenberg in 1980s California. According to Publishers Weekly, “Winfield uses his deep understanding of Shakespeare’s work and times to great effect, and his affection for the material shines throughout.”
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