Sunday, January 21, 2018

McKelle George

McKelle George's new novel is Speak Easy, Speak Love.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: How did you come up with the idea of a young adult version of Much Ado About Nothing set in the 1920s?

A: Even though I hated Shakespeare in high school, I saw some amazing adaptations on a study abroad in the UK at the RSC and the Globe.

Much Ado About Nothing has always been my favorite play–and deals with feminism in different ways with the parallels of Hero and Beatrice, and because women had just gotten the vote before the 1920s and there was a new idea of what it meant to live and be alive, it’s a great decade to play around with...[read on]
Visit McKelle George's website.

--Marshal Zeringue