By Jane Smiley
A profitable Iowa farmer comes to a decision to divide his farm among his 3 daughters. whilst the youngest gadgets, she is lower out of his will. This units off a sequence of occasions that brings darkish truths to mild and explodes long-suppressed feelings. An formidable reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear forged upon a regular American neighborhood within the overdue 20th century, A Thousand Acres takes on issues of fact, justice, love, and satisfaction, and divulges the gorgeous but treacherous topography of humanity.
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Extra resources for A Thousand Acres: A Novel
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Nel mese di settembre muore la madre di Shakespeare, Mary Arden. Nello stesso anno la Compagnia del Re ottiene il diritto di recitare nel teatro al chiuso Blackfriars e potrà quindi valersi sia di questo sia del Globe (all’aperto). 1609. Mentre vengono pubblicati i Sonetti (forse a sua insaputa), sembra che Shakespeare si trasferisca a Stratford, senza peraltro interrompere i rapporti con Londra e il teatro. 1616. Shakespeare fa testamento il 25 marzo e muore il 15 aprile. Viene sepolto nella chiesa parrocchiale di Stratford.