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GUEST POST: James Hartley talks ‘Cold Fire’, love, and that moment when two souls fuse

‘There’s a naked boy on the playing fields.’ This is Gillian’s introduction to her Romeo; together, they form the star-crossed lovers in ‘Cold Fire’, a dramatic YA novel which not only revisits Shakespeare’s famous lovers, but introduces us to Shakespeare himself… Today I am privileged to have James Hartley visiting BuriedUnderBooks to discuss his second […]

‘Macbeth for slackers’ turns tragedy into farce

‘Shakespeare translated…vandalised, brutalised and outright demolished…Why? Because we can.’ Such is the bold claim made by Aaron Kite and Audrey Evans, who have ‘interpreted’ Shakespeare’s language to transform ‘Macbeth’ into what ‘a few of us think he would have written if he were still around today, and if he sat around watching a lot of […]