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  • Hag Seed
  • Margaret Atwood
  • English
  • 23 March 2019
  • 9780804141291

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Review Ý Hag Seed Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Margaret Atwood Þ 2 Characters Teaching Literacy Through Theatre to the prisoners at the nearby Burgess Correctional Institution and is making a modest success of it when an auspicious star places his enemies within his reach With the help of their own interpretations digital effects and the talents of a professional actress and choreographer the Burgess Correctional Players prepare to video their Tempes. After Felix artistic director of the Makeshiweg Festival gets weaseled out of his job by Tony his under cutting right hand man he moves off grid into a hillside dwelling an old rustic small shack with cobwebs a smelly outhouse surrounded by weeds He tidied up the inside space butdespite his pathetic attempts at domesticity he slept restlessly and woke often Both Felix s wife and child are deceased He lived with grief yet when Felix was the artistic director of the very reputable theatre company which slime ball Tony is now it was Felix s memory of his 3 year old daughter Miranda who had recently died of meningitis that gave him purpose in directing The Tempest which he never got to finish being rushed out uickly Sonow Felix has disappeared uite successfully The sorrow of the loss of his daughter is intensifying He d tries to stay busygoes to the library buys something at the hardware store just to hear the sound of an ordinary human voice Felix begins to wonder what s happening to him Had he begun to shamble Was he regarded as a harmless local eccentric Was he subject of tittle tattle or did anyone notice him at all Did he even careThe silence began to get to him Not silence exactly The bird songs the chirping chirping of the crickets the wind in the trees The flies buzzing so contrapuntally in his outhouse Melodious SoothingSo what did Felix want What did he care about What was his purpose now After spending reprehensible amounts of time sitting in the shade in an old chair he got from a garage sale staring into spaceHe s clear he needs a focus and purpose Eventually he concluded there were two things left for him to do two projects that could still hold satisfaction First he needed to get his TEMPEST back He had to stage it somehow somewhere His reasons were beyond theatrical they had nothing to do with his reputation his career none of that uite simply his Miranda must be released from her glass coffin she must be given a life Second he wanted revenge He longed for it He daydreamed about it Tony and Sal must suffer His present woeful situation was their doing or a lot of it was They treated him shabbily He realizes that as Felix Phillips he s a washed up has been but as Mr Duke he might have a chance It s been 12 years since he worked for Makeshiweg His new stage takes place inside a prisonThe Fletcher County Correctional Institute in Ontario A low profile job engaging with people getting back in the real world BRILLIANTNothing better to help mend grief and grievances than to bring Shakespeare to prisoners WHAT s NOT TO LOVE The job came his way through a teacher in the Literacy Through Literature program The woman who hired Felix was worried worried that the prisoners would not be able to handle Shakespeare given that many of them could barely read Felix s argument was that Shakespeare s actors were journeyman and bricklayers and that they never read whole plays themselves They memorize their lines I believe in hands on said Felix as authoritatively as he could Hands on what said Estelle truly alarmed now you have to respect your personal space you re not allowed to We ll be performing said Felix That s what I mean We ll enacting the plays They ll do assignments and write essays and all that I ll mark those I suppose that s what s reuired Estelle smiled you re very idealistic she said Essays I reallyPieces of prose said Felix About which ever play we re doingYou really think so said EstelleYou could get them to do thatGive me three weeks said Felix Once inside the prison this story is TERRIFIC Flex and the inmates enact modernized versions of Shakespeare including The Tempest At times hilarious often charmingand NO PROFANITY NO SWEARING well these prisoners are criminals so it s not a perfect science They loose points if they use swear words not used in the script The can t swear at any time if they are in discussion about the characters or themes of the play either or points OffBack to the drawing board SnakeEye addsSuck it up dickhead says Anne Marie or you can make your own fuckin goddesses plus no cookies Chuckles Swearing Swearing Points off says Leggs This book becomes a play within a play Felix is out for revenge staging a playjust as The Tempest is about a man Propero staging a play for revenge As I was expectingbut was still found inspiring Felix has a positive effect on the prisoners Moving AlongSlime Ball Tony is now a politician in Canada and he and other VIPswill be coming to see a video taped show of Mr Duke s inmate project with intentions of doing away with the Literacy Through Literature program Estelle knows Mr Duke is Felix Phillips she has kept Felix s secret for years and even added support of him with her own camouflage As far as everyone else toDistinguished visitors Dr Duke is just a broken down old geezer of a failed teacher Tony is going to have a rude awakeningLet the revenge beginor Felix might say he is simply balancing the scales Wonderful fun funny touching teary eye at the very end Really touching WOWI LOVED ITThank You Netgalley Crown Publishing and Margaret Atwood

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Review Ý Hag Seed Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Margaret Atwood Þ 2 Characters T Not surprisingly they view Caliban as the character with whom they have the most in common However Felix has another twist in mind and his enemies are about to find themselves taking part in an interactive and illusion ridden version of The Tempest that will change their lives forever But how will Felix deal with his invisible Miranda’s decision to take a part in the pl. The Tempest is my favorite Shakespeare play and Atwood is a genius I especially loved her re telling of The Odyssey in The Penelopiad Naturally I had to read this novel Although it didn t uite meet my high expectations it falls short of brilliant it is entertaining and wittyUnlike some books in this Hogarth series Hag Seed is on the nose with its Shakespeare infusion An acclaimed stage director is reduced to leading a cast of prison inmates in a production of The Tempest Life imitates art of course and the adventure has an uncanny resemblance to the playIt s a tried and true formula that Atwood does better than most but I did not get the sense she had obsessed over the Tempest uite as much as she did The Odyssey for the Penelopiad It reads like the old Wishbone episode of the Tempest where the PBS dog weaves classic literature into the lives of teenagers Atwood s weaving is often smart but also generally unremarkable Reading the novel as an entertainment piece like Wishbone and not astute literary commentary is the best way to enjoy the experienceOVERALL Flaws aside Hag Seed is great I probably won t put it on my top shelf of Shakespeare related literature but the characters are compelling and when the revels end I did get sad as if departing from dear friends Thespians will recognize this emotion from how it feels to strike the set The jail metaphor tying in to the isolation of island life is fitting and poignant Whether you have a PhD in Shakespeare or are just a book nerd there s a bit of jolly for everyone

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Review Ý Hag Seed Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Margaret Atwood Þ 2 Characters When Felix is deposed as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival by his devious assistant and longtime enemy his production of The Tempest is canceled and he is heartbroken Reduced to a life of exile in rural southern Ontario accompanied only by his fantasy daughter Miranda who died twelve years ago Felix devises a plan for retributionEventually he takes a job. I have now read three of the four re imaginings of Shakespeare s plays and this is my favorite to date by far Atwood and I have had an on and off again relationship but here she has outdone herself The Tempest a sorry of magic and fantasy revenge and hatred performed in a correctional institute by non violent offenders their stage manager F lix F lix has known his share of heartbreak and loss most recently betrayed by his assistant and ousted from a prominent positionWhat Atwood has accomplished here is original humorous magical and absolutely delightful She writes rap songs performed in the play reimagines lines and characters updates the dialogue and puts on a play with a few surprises that I would love to attend The characters are amazing lessons are learned and friendships are made Absolutely brilliant in my estimationARC from publisher Levels of Life enemy his production of The Tempest is canceled and he is heartbroken Reduced to a life of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court exile in rural southern Ontario accompanied only by his fantasy daughter Miranda who died twelve years ago Felix devises a plan for retributionEventually he takes a job. I have now read three of the four re imaginings of Shakespeare s plays and this is my favorite to date by far Atwood and I have had an on and off again relationship but here she has outdone herself The Tempest a sorry of magic and fantasy revenge and hatred performed in a correctional institute by non violent offenders their stage manager F lix F lix has known his share of heartbreak and loss most recently betrayed by his assistant and ousted from a prominent positionWhat Atwood has accomplished here is original humorous magical and absolutely delightful She writes rap songs performed in the play reimagines lines and characters updates the dialogue and puts on a play with a few surprises that I would love to attend The characters are amazing lessons are learned and friendships are made Absolutely brilliant in my The Face on the Milk Carton estimationARC from publisher