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Shakespeare Comes Alive Again in Lady Macbeth

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From Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet, there’s a reason Shakespeare has stayed popular for hundreds of years. His work isn’t just masterful storytelling, it’s also the groundwork for so many of the classic narratives we’ve come to know and love. At this point, adaptations of Shakespeare’s work could be a genre all of their own. It’s especially interesting when we see his iconic characters pop up in settings that are far different from the fair Verona or the Venice of his time. Take TNT’s newest series, Will. And such is the case with Lady Macbeth, a dark and thought-provoking new film being released in the US on July 14. Like a lot of Shakespeare adaptations, this one is more interpretive than…

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Man Booker Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced

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On Tuesday, September 15, six novels were chosen and put on the shortlist that are currently in contention for the 47th Annual Man Booker Prize. On October 13, the winner will be chosen at the annual ceremony taking place at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast by BBC. A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James (Oneworld Publications, September 2015)             Satin Island, Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape, February 2015)             The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma (Pushkin Press, April 2015)           The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota (Picador, June 2015)             A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus, February 2015)             A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara (Picador, March…

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