Thursday July 2, 2020

Tyler’s thoroughly modern take on Shakespeare is a triumph

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

10th July, 2016
Anne Tyler: out of retirement in spectacular style Picture: Eamonn McCabe

Fiction; Vinegar Girl; By Anne Tyler; Hogarth, €17.50

The Taming of the Shrew is the third Shakespeare play to get reworked for modern audiences as part of publishing house Hogarth’s Shakespeare Project. Jeanette Winterson launched the series in 2015 with The Gap in Time, her retelling of The Winter’s Tale set in a storm-ravaged America.

Next up was Booker-winner Howard Jacobson’s Shylock Is My Name earlier this year, where pounds...

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