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Othello is the only minority member of the Department, so Desdemona, currently serving as Department Chair, is running an affirmative action search. A likely candidate reminds her of Othello in the old days, before he smothered her with a pillow; against her will, she develops a crush on the new guy.
Paperback, 213 pages
Published July 31st 2013 by Black Sparrow Press (first published October 31st 2012)
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Audra (Unabridged Chick)
This collection of eight short stories touches upon, reimagines, wrestles with, and are inspired by Shakespeare, Jane Eyre, and Thomas Eakins' painting, The Gross Clinic .  Funny, emotional, knowing, meta, and geeky, they read quickly but invited meditation and musing, whether one is a casual reader of some of the greats of the Western canon or a devoted fan.

The opening story, 'Casting Call', has the characters of Othello reincarnated, in a way, as professors in an English Department at a sma
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Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I found Bamber's approach to these characters and stories refreshing. She has created something thoroughly unique. She has clearly put much thought into the motivations of Shakespeare's stars. Her own experience as a professor shines through with several stories set in the academic world. She did a great job gradually giving her reader the information they needed about the original work, just in case they were unfamiliar with it or needed a refresh
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