The language is accessible to the modern ear, even as the prose remains truly Shakespearean.
This is Reed's best work to date - thought provoking, entertaining and resonant with respect to imagining art as a continuum.
Excellent read, makes you remember how much fun shakespeare was having himself back in the day.
Not sure how he pulled this off, but he did. Clever idea and completely readable execution. Loved the essay at the end.Published on May 5, 2011 by gretabemler
Reed has an uncanny, mysterious editorial gift. I cannot fathom how he did this. Maybe it's not exactly Shakespeare, but it certainly has the feel of a collaboration. Read morePublished on April 21, 2011 by La Bomba
I never thought I'd be able to say this about a de- and re-construction of Shakespeare, but Reed's achievement with such shocked me. Dead cold. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Donna Bagdasarian
I expect a lot from John Reed. What I got from Grave (that I hadn't expected) was a new sympathy for Lady Anne. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by S. Cottam
John Reed deftly dives where few would dare, stirring hallowed waters into something fresh.
Playful, bold, fascinating, ATWAG delivers sharp little payloads of... Read more
If you see the words "Special Appearances By" followed by "Old Hamlet (and his ghost)" and you smile. This is your book. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Edward J