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January 20, 2020 12:47 PM   Subscribe

Queering Shakespeare: Tessa Gratton on Lady Hotspur and her adaptation of Henry IV, Part I. Source material: Project Gutenberg, youtube (edited version).
posted by curious nu (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Henriad-lover here. Incredibly excited by this; while I'm thoroughly intrigued by her Hal/Hotspur re-imagining, I am most thrilled by the possibility of a queered and re-gendered Falstaff. Doesn't get much discussion in the linked article, so I suppose I have little choice but to buy the book! Have you read it, curious nu?
posted by youarenothere at 2:35 PM on January 20, 2020

I'm reading the book right now - I'm really into it! Sharp writing, sharp politics, emotionally involving relationships. (I will say that this far into the book, the Falstaff character is quite a minor character, though I like her.)
posted by Jeanne at 5:43 PM on January 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'M SO HYPE FOR THIS BOOK I requested it from my library and I'm absolutely on tenterhooks for it

If you haven't read her retelling of King Lear, The Queens of Innis Lear, it will pull your heart out through your mouth with its strange and sorrowful magics. I read 100 sci-fi/fantasy novels last year and it was one of the five or six that stuck with me long after I finished.
posted by WidgetAlley at 9:51 PM on January 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

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