Saturday 21 March 2009
Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey are two of the world’s leading young Shakespeare scholars – with six books and a series of brand-new original ‘minigraphs’ (Shakespeare Now!) behind them. Now they have broken with conventional literary criticism and created Dunsinane – a sequel to the Scottish play that sees the porter’s three sons each relive the temptation and terror of Macbeth.
Dunsinane is a story of love, religious passion and political resistance. At once a compelling, heartrending fiction and a fully embodied response to Shakespeare’s masterpiece, it aims to reveal new ways forward for both contemporary criticism and contemporary art.