The King and I, by Philippa Kelly

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.