Wednesday June 3, 2020

A King Lear for a modern age

Fiction: Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn Hogarth Shakespeare, €17

3rd December, 2017
Ian McKellen in the role of King Lear MANUEL HARLAN

Fiction: Dunbar by Edward St Aubyn Hogarth Shakespeare, €17

The latest novel in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which sees the bard’s best work rewritten for a modern audience, Dunbar is acclaimed British writer Edward St Aubyn’s attempt to tackle the weighty King Lear.

Instead of the bloody battlefield, the action takes place in corporate boardrooms, where insider trading and aggressive takeovers replace the swords and arrows of marauding armies.

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