Taking What I Like

Stories

by Linda Bamber

Taking What I Like

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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. Linda Bamber puts classical fiction characters in stories of modern-day life.

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"Linda Bamber is a professor of English at Tufts University in Boston, and most of the stories in the collection take off from various Shakespeare plays — Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra, Henry IV, As You Like It. And she takes them in these amazing directions. In one story, the heroine of As You Like It leaves her play and ends up dating all the three principle men of Henry IV. In another, the entire cast of Othello is now a

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