Hag-seed

301 pages

English language

Published Jan. 5, 2016

ISBN:
9780804141291
OCLC Number:
935983505

View on OpenLibrary

4 stars (1 review)

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 brewing revenge. After 12 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?

1 edition

Review of 'Hag-seed' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This book is a review of a Shakespeare play gone out of control and it works well, I loved this re-imagining of The Tempest. I remember reading The Tempest at school and it was sooooooo dull! If only this book had existed then, it would have really opened my eyes and made me appreciate the fantastic play.

Felix gets forced out of his role as artistic director of a festival just as he was putting together his masterpiece, The Tempest. He goes into exile living as a hermit until he gets a job teaching theatre at a prison and that is the start of one of the best revenge plots since the Count of Monte Cristo.

The story is very slow during the first half, Felix is not a likeable character and neither are any of the characters around him, but as Felix starts working on the play with the …

Subjects

  • Death
  • Revenge
  • Daughters
  • Fiction