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A fictional book about a fictional play told by an author with a protagonist of the same name whose father gives him a lost?Shakespeare play that seems to be about him. A book that can be loved on many levels (like a Shakespeare play). and I loved it. Sorry when it ended.
Even the "performance" of the 'found' play at the end challenged by beliefs. Did I find it less Shakespearean because I knew Shakespeare didn't write it or because Arthur Phillips is no Shakespeare?
Is Shakespeare Shakespeare because of what and how he wrote or because we decided (and generations before us decided) that what and how he wrote was worthy of veneration? This is one of the questions that Arthur Philips poses. Read/listen for more.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Tragedy of Arthur to be better than the print version?
I tried to read the print version three times, and couldn't get into it...now that could be me and my schedule. Since I drive a lot for work, the audio book is usually a better choice, so I sprung for it. I was not disappointed. I just started the actual play, but I will say I did love this book.
Sort of convoluted (Arthur the author writes a book as Arthur the protagonist who gets a book from his father Arthur that seems to be a Shakespeare play about King Arthur) but easy to follow nonetheless. You do have to like that kind of book...complex story lines that give you a protagonist that you aren't 100% behind...Arthur isn't the kind of guy you are always rooting for. There will be times when you think
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the characters the best, and the fact that you weren't really sure at any time what the actual truth was.
Which character – as performed by David Aaron Baker – was your favorite?
I loved the character of Arthur (the father)...the voicing of that character really gave him life.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
To be...or not to be...that is the question, isn't it?
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