Shakespeare http://nwpr.org en Book News: Two Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Writing A Book http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-two-cleveland-kidnapping-victims-writing-book <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women kidnapped and held at a Cleveland house for about a decade, are collaborating with <em>Washington Post</em> reporters <a href="http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/21/21067737-two-women-held-by-ariel-castro-to-tell-of-captivity-in-book-third-will-appear-on-tv?lite">to write a book</a> about their time in captivity. James R. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:19:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 36234 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Two Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Writing A Book Might Bad Handwriting Lead To 'Lend Me Your Beers'? http://nwpr.org/post/might-bad-handwriting-lead-lend-me-your-beers William Shakespeare was a singular genius who sometimes made that hard to see — or at least read.<p><em>The New York Times</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/arts/further-proof-of-shakespeares-hand-in-the-spanish-tragedy.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0">reports this week</a> that modern computer analysis has persuaded scholars that 325 lines in the 1602 edition of Thomas Kyd's play <em>The Spanish Tragedy</em> were truly authored by Shakespeare.<p>The Bard's name was not on the script, but researchers have scoured other Elizabethan plays for bits and pieces of Shakespeare because he was Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Scott Simon 32845 at http://nwpr.org Might Bad Handwriting Lead To 'Lend Me Your Beers'? Book News: Handwriting Offers Clues In Shakespeare Debate http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-handwriting-offers-clues-shakespeare-debate <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Scholars have speculated for centuries that parts of Thomas Kyd's play <em>The Spanish Tragedy</em> were written by William Shakespeare. Now, Douglas Bruster of the University of Texas at Austin says the handwriting and spelling in the play's so-called additional passages — some 325 lines inserted into the play after Kyd's death — are consistent with Shakespeare's writing. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:38:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 32529 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Handwriting Offers Clues In Shakespeare Debate Don't Like Hamlet? Now's Your Chance To Rewrite It http://nwpr.org/post/dont-hamlet-nows-your-chance-rewrite-it To be or not to be? You decide.<p>Shakespeare's most famous question appears in <em>Hamlet</em>, but now readers will get to answer it themselves with Ryan North's <em>To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure</em>, a "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style rewrite of Shakespeare's classic play.<p>"It occurred to me that [Hamlet's] favorite speech, 'To Be Or Not To Be', is structured like a choice, almost like those old Choose Your Own Adventure books, and I thought, 'Oh my God, I have to write this.'" North says. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:44:00 +0000 Matthew Weddig 32248 at http://nwpr.org Don't Like Hamlet? Now's Your Chance To Rewrite It Book News: Globe Theatre Taking 'Hamlet' To Every Nation On Earth http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-globe-theatre-taking-hamlet-every-nation-earth T<em>he daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li><em></em>The prince of Denmark is going on world tour. The Globe theatre company announced this week that it wants to bring Shakespeare's play to every country on Earth, so it plans to embark on a two-year tour of about 200 nations. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:33:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 31146 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Arthur C. Clarke's DNA Headed For A New Space Odyssey http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-arthur-c-clarkes-dna-headed-new-space-odyssey <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>When NASA launches its <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/solarsail/solarsail_overview.html">first solar sail mission into deep space</a>, it'll be carrying DNA from some of the late, legendary science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke's hair. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:43:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30042 at http://nwpr.org