ANZSA members may also be interested in Philippa Kelly’s book, THE KING AND I, which came out in Australia early in the year and is a meditation on Australian culture through the prism of King Lear. It is with the SHAKESPEARE NOW! series – continuum press, general editors Simon Palfrey (Oxford) and Ewan Fernie (Shakespeare Institute).
The book is being launched at a public reading at Brisbane’s Avid Reader Bookstore 6-8 on Sept 2nd (public event), and at Mallesons Stephen Jacques law firm on Sept 15th (public event — all proceeds will go to a charity for disadvantaged teenagers, in memory of the author’s beloved brother John, who died in an accident last December).
Details of the book below can be found here:
Philippa Kelly is Resident Dramaturg at the California Shakespeare Theater, USA. In 2002 she left her life as a teacher of literature in Australia to live in Berkeley, California. She is still deeply connected to her Australian roots, and works with Australia’s Endeavour program each year and as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales.