Hag-Seed (Paperback)

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Felix, the longtime artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival in Ontario is in the midst of rehearsals to stage the Tempest when he’s unceremoniously fired by two rivals. The play was meant to be a homage to his beloved late daughter, Miranda. He retreats to a rural shack and plots sweet revenge. The perfect opportunity for payback occurs twelve years later. Felix has become a storied theatre teacher at a nearby prison. There, with a superb cast of characters, Felix will at last stage the Tempest, and in a madcap finale seize the day.
Atwood in retelling the Tempest has concocted a fresh, modern story that’s as delightful as it is clever.

— Pat

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest retold as Hag-Seed

Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds.

Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge.

After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, retribution, and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

About the Author


MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam.She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804141314
ISBN-10: 0804141312
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare