Thursday, February 2, 2012
February Issue of Penumbra Now Released
The Globe Theatre in Moonlight by Stan Hampton Senior—A depressed playwright between tours of army service finds hope in Shakespeare's theatre—and his words.
#solstice #dreams by William Meikler—Puck and his friends are up to their tricks in Twitterspace.
A Deed Without a Name by Nycki Blatchley—Three desperate women are given the chance for revenge, but they must pay a price.
Troubles With Shakespeare: or an Idler's Account of his Grand Destiny by Genevieve Taylor—The supposed reincarnation of William Shakespeare convinces his friends to go to the Annual Shakespeare Expo.
Much Ado About Something by Barry Rosenburg—A sculptor finds a lamp on the beach on his thirtieth birthday and with the help of William Shakespeare he attempts to fool the genie.
Interview with Rebecca Treadway—A short interview with the winner of our December art contest and the designer of this month's cover image on the world of fantasy art.
Terra Incognito by Richard G. White—This brand new column is about the nuts and bolts of world-building, designed to help writers 'turn the generic into the unique'. In this first column, Richard has set up the stage for a series of world-building exercises sure to make any writer's worlds more interesting.
Back of Beyond by Lori Basiewicz—An examination of literary allusions and references in Romeo and Juliet showing why Shakespeare's work was so widely love during its time and has withstood centuries.
William Shakespeare: Poet, Playwright and Propagandist by Celina Summers—An opinion piece by our very own editorial director analyzing Shakespeare's use of his plays to further his own political agenda.
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