The King and She

We are so happy to announce that The King and I, a meditation on Australian life through the lens of King Lear, by Philippa Kelly—Cal Shakes’ beloved Resident Dramaturg, Grove Talk moderator, and all-around saucy Aussie*—will be published in late 2010. It will be the first of four books in Continuum Press’ “Shakespeare Now!” series, to be distributed in hardcover, paperback, and e-book all over the world at the end of 2010. While this is far from Dr. Kelly’s first published work—the Shakespeare scholar has published widely on Lear and the subject of individuality in 16th- and 17th-century England, among other topics—but it’s exciting nonetheless, as Continuum is exactly the press she had in mind when crafting The King and I.

Mazel tov, Philippa!

*Not to mention occasional contributor to this blog!

Photo by Jay Yamada.


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