An Experiment in Story(re)telling

Shakespeare pondering

The Bard pondering where he’ll find the plot for his next twice-told tale.

Shakespeare pinched stories from wherever he could find them — Gesta Danorum, the Decameron, Holinshed’s Chronicles, Plautus’s Lives, Sydney’s Arcadia, even his contemporary poets and playwrights — but no one ever called him unoriginal. That’s why I feel completely justified in an experiment I’m undertaking, which I call Twice-Told Tales. Continue reading