Posted on April 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The New York Times has two pieces about plays that take us back hundreds of years to the pillars of British literature.

One of them is fiction about an actual marriage: that of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway (or, as Maggie O’Farrell's award-winning novel and the play it spawned call her, Agnes Hathaway).

The piece on the stage version of Hamnet focuses on the shifting cultural understanding of the Bard's wife.

The other dramatic piece is more subjective; it's a review of Zadie Smith's play The Wife of Willesden, which borrows from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

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