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Not So Tame? Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl

Tyler, Anne. Vinegar Girl: William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shew Retold.  Hogarth Shakespeare-Vintage. 2016. What has always interested me most about The Taming of the Shrew is that it is a play within a play, a fact that I … Continue reading

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The Quality of Mercy: Howard Jacobson’s Shylock is My Name

Jacobson, Howard. Shylock is My Name. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2016. Last year, I reviewed Jeanette Winterson’s The Gap of Time, which reworks Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale. Jacobson’s Shylock is My Name responds to The Merchant of Venice. Both novels are … Continue reading

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