John Reed and William Shakespeare Collaborate on a New Play
John Reed has been dismantling the canon for a few years now, with books like Snowball's Chance, a retelling of Orwell's Animal Farm, and The Whole, an updated rendition of Lewis Carroll's world. And now Reed has collaborated with William Shakespeare (long distance) to create a postmodern play that is a twisted mash-up of WS's oeuvre. This reminds me of John Barth's novel in letters entitled Letters, where Barth's various characters correspond via, yep, writing letters to each other. Reed performed something of a Burroughs on Shakespeare's plays: cutting them up and rearranging/rewriting them into a new work entitled All the World is a Grave.
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